This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
To understand our overarching objectives and future plans, see the UKRI strategic themes and council delivery plans.
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BBSRC aims to encourage a whole food-systems approach for sustainable agriculture and food (SAF) research, to deliver productive, resilient and sustainable farming. Our remit covers arable, horticultural, forage and non-food crops, farmed animals, agricultural systems and related food chains.
Accelerate the green economy by supporting research and innovation that unlock solutions essential to achieving net zero in the UK by 2050.
Strengthen security and resilience, from individual to national level, across a range of social and economic areas at the heart of daily life.
The research underpins a variety of different user needs, including business sectors. Collaborating and engaging with users increases the potential for research impact, and we encourage you to submit applications for collaborative research projects with users.
Improve outcomes for people and places across the UK by identifying solutions that promote economic and social prosperity.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) encourages research that will yield the next generation of new computational technologies, methodologies and resources within our strategic research priorities, as well as more broad bioscience areas.
European Research Area (ERA-NET) on Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS) aims to increase European and international collaboration to create and coordinate sustainable transnational plant science research programmes.
European life science infrastructure for biological information (ELIXIR) is an inter-governmental organisation building on existing data resources and services within Europe. ELIXIR-UK represents UK strengths in bioinformatics.
The European Molecular Biology Organisation’s mission is to enable the best science by supporting talented researchers, stimulating scientific exchange and advancing policies for a world-class European research environment.
The ERA-NET Co-fund on Biotechnologies (ERA CoBioTech) aims to strengthen the European Research Area in biotechnology by promoting synthetic biology and systems biology as technology drivers for industrial biotechnology. It builds on its predecessor programmes, and supports transnational projects.
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