|Funding element||Total (in £M)|
|Mainstream QR grant including London weighting||1,098|
|Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund|| 240
|Charity support element||198|
|Business research element||64|
|National research libraries||7|
Our mainstream quality-related research (QR) funding is selectively distributed to institutions according to quality. The documents below provide a more detailed breakdown of the recurrent research funding elements. An explanation of how we calculate research funding can be found on our ‘How we fund research’ pages.
We have also provided a description of the source data we have used to calculate the recurrent research funding for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Quality-related funding data 2017-18
Mainstream QR funding, broken down by institution and subject
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 REF 2014 UOA, research cost weight, teaching price group and HESA cost centre
Data sources for recurrent research funding
An example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2016-17 mainstream QR funding method
A worked example for 2017-18 QR RDP supervision funding
The recurrent research funding data sets for years prior to 2017-18 are available.