Research England funding allocations from 2020 to 2021


Funding for quality-related research 2020 to 2021

Element of Quality-related research (QR) grant Funding £ million Additional funding £ million Total funding £ million
Mainstream QR funding including London weighting 1,095 97 1,192
QR Research degree programme (RDP) supervision funding 260 0 260
QR Charity support element 204 0 204
QR Business research element 64 10 74
National research libraries 7 0 7
Total QR funding 1,630 107 1,737

See quality-related (QR) research funding data for 2020 to 2021 including:

  • mainstream QR funding, broken down by institution and subject
  • QR research degree programme (RDP) supervision funding, broken down by institution and subject
  • QR charity support funding and QR business research funding, broken down by institution
  • mapping between Research Excellence Framework 2014 unit of assessment (REF 2014 UOA), research cost weight and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) cost centre
  • data sources for recurrent research funding
  • an example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the mainstream QR funding method
  • a worked example for QR RDP supervision funding.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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