Research England is a new council within UK Research and Innovation. It oversees UK Research and Innovation’s England-only functions related to university research and knowledge exchange. This includes

  • providing grant funding to English universities for research and knowledge exchange activities
  • developing and implementing the Research Excellence Framework in partnership with the UK Higher Education funding bodies
  • overseeing the sustainability of the Higher Education research base in England
  • managing the £900 million UK Research Partnership Investment Fund
  • administering the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)