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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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This guidance is for reference only. UKRPIF round five is now closed.

We anticipate launching round six in autumn 2017. Updated guidance will be published at this time.

Annex C was revised on the 13 September 2016. Please use this revised document for all tranche 2 submissions.

Advice on bid writing

Read a blog post on writing successful bids for external funding written by Kevin Richardson, HEFCE's Local Growth Consultant.

Page last updated 12 September 2017