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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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) continues to build upon its previous investments and enhance its work in heritage research through partnerships with other agencies, targeted funding opportunities and collaborations both in the UK and internationally.
The aim of this programme – Hidden histories of environmental science: acknowledging legacies of race, social injustice and exclusion to inform the future – is to gain a better understanding of how the future of modern environmental science can be informed by the past.
The Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) supports knowledge exchange between higher education providers and the wider world that benefits society and the economy.
The aim of the highlights programme is to support strategic research on a defined subject area.
Update December 2023: see section ‘Opportunities, support and resources available’
This research area covers the study of how humans interact with each other and how an understanding of these interactions can improve the design and development of information and communication technologies (ICT).
The aim of this programme is to support novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Research is funded at all levels of biological complexity from biomolecules to the interactions between organisms.
This research area covers the study of how humans interact with computers and how to design computer systems that are effective for people to use.
Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) is a network of 26 national funding agencies committed to leading and developing funding opportunities for humanities researchers in Europe, and sharing excellence in research management practices and outcomes.
This research area focuses on the generation, storage and utilisation of synthetic chemical energy carriers and synthetic fuels, for example hydrogen.
This research area includes aspects of enabling research that relate to the interconnectivity (wired or wireless) of computers, devices and sensors.
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