Research England has announced its budget allocations for 2019/20, providing an extra £45 million for research in English universities.

The additional funding will give universities more capacity to invest in the people, partnerships and infrastructure that are essential for delivering cutting-edge research that brings real-world benefits.

This is a significant investment into the future of research in the UK, and a positive step towards the government’s target to invest 2.4% of GDP into R&D by 2027.

Aisling Burnand, Chief Executive of the AMRC said:

Medical research charities welcome the announcement of a much-needed boost to English university research funding for 2019/20. Partnerships between charities and universities are vital to ensure that donations from the public can be translated into world-leading innovative research that meets the needs of those to whom it really matters.

Over 87% of the research funded by AMRC member charities takes place in universities where it is underpinned by the charity research support element of QR funding. The Charity Research Support Fund disappointingly remains flat for this year however, following a small 3% boost last year."

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