The University of Nottingham is one of 10 institutions in the UK to have received the most funding from the research councils.
The University is ranked number 10 in the Times Higher Education’s annual analysis of research council data, which reveals that Nottingham received over £33m in funding from the research councils in 2013/14.
This is a particular achievement in a year that has seen a 22 per cent drop in funding allocated by research councils overall.
Research centre of excellence
The University has been ranked in the top 15 recipients of research council funding every year since 2008/9, and this is the third time the University has been ranked in the top 10; a significant endorsement of the University’s national and international reputation as a research centre of excellence.
This significant achievement comes after the University recently announced a record-breaking £181m in secured grants over the last year to fund its pioneering research. Nottingham has a large and complex research portfolio and has won 801 awards from multiple funders in the last year.
As well as funding from the research councils, the University has also secured significant income over the year from businesses, charitable foundations, Government departments, the EU, professional organisations and other grant-giving bodies.
Exceptional year in funding
Saul Tendler, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University, said: “To make it into the top 10 in such a competitive area in the UK is a great achievement for everybody at the University who is involved with research grants.
“We have had an exceptional year in funding across the board and the fact that we are also ranked highly in funding purely from the research councils at a time when they are allocating less funds than before, is fantastic news.