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Research funding

Funding element2014-15 total (in £M)
Mainstream QR grant 1,018
 London weighting on mainstream QR  32
 Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund  240
 Charity support element 198
 Business research element 64
Research libraries  6

Our mainstream QR funding is allocated selectively according to quality. The documents below provide a more detailed breakdown of these funds.

We have also provided the source data we have used to calculate mainstream QR funding for 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Quality-related research funding data 2014-15

Mainstream QR funding and Research degree programme (RDP) supervision funding, broken down by institution and subject

Download the Mainstream QR funding and Research degree programme (RDP) supervision funding, broken down by institution and subject as MS Excel Spreadsheet (424 KB)

QR business research fund and QR charity support fund, broken down by institution

Download the QR business research fund and QR charity support fund, broken down by institution as MS Excel Spreadsheet (40 KB)

Mapping between UOA, research cost weight, teaching price group and cost centre

Download the Mapping between UOA, research cost weight, teaching price group and cost centre as MS Excel Spreadsheet (35 KB)

Data sources for mainstream QR funding

Download the Data sources for mainstream QR funding as PDF (106 KB) | ‌‌Download the Data sources for mainstream QR funding as MS Word (87 KB)

An example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2014-15 mainstream QR funding method

Download the An example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2014-15 mainstream QR funding method as MS Excel Spreadsheet (30 KB) 

The QR funding data for years prior to 2014-15 are available.

Page last updated 5 May 2016