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Research Councils

Research Councils

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - BBSRC The UK's leading funding agency for academic research in the non-medical life sciences.
Council for the Central Lab of the Research Councils - CCLRC The CCLRC supports research projects in a wide range of disciplines and actively participates in collaborative research, development and technology transfer projects.
Economic and Social Research Council - ESRC The UK's leading funding agency for research and training into social and economic issues.
Engineering and Physical Science Research Council - EPSRC Funds research and postgraduate training in engineering and physical science in universities and other organisations throughout the UK.
Medical Research Council - MRC Aim: To encourage and support high quality research with the aim of maintaining and improving human health.
Natural Environmental Research Council - NERC Aim: To promote and support high quality research and monitoring in terrestrial, marine and freshwater biology and Earth, hydrology, oceanographic and polar sciences and earth observation.
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council - PPARC PPARC supports research and training in particle physics, space science and solar-systems studies, and astronomy and cosmology.