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UK Research Councils

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Supports academic research into human culture and creativity; provides a guide to their schemes, a list of research projects funded, news, and contacts.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Supports research and training relating to the understanding and exploitation of biological systems; also aims to support the UK biotechnological sector. Provides a guide to their role and programmes, with news, features, and events.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Funds research and training in social and economic issues; provides a guide to their schemes and programmes, with contacts and FAQ.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Funding agency for research and training in engineering and physical sciences. Features research highlights, funding section and news.

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Encourages and supports research to improve human health; information about their current projects and programmes, events, news, and careers.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Funds and supports research in major environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and natural hazards. Includes details of their programmes, research centres, and education resources.

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

A strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils. Provides a guide to their activities and programmes, with details of publications, events, and contacts.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Distributes public money to support scientific research and provides access to world-class facilities overseas; offers a comprehensive guide to their schemes and operations.

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