Grant Applications for Charity-funded Research

The recent increase in the specific funding stream to support qualifying charity research income now means that charity research attracts QR at 33% of the charity funding. Data on UCL indicates that charity funding is now funded, on average, virtually as well as Research Council funding, which pays 80% of fEC. Indeed projects with significant non-salary costs (such as equipment or sub-contract costs) may well be more financially attractive if funded by charities than by the Research Councils.

UCL has been very successful in attracting Research Council funding in recent years. Funding by charities has been less attractive due to the low level of cost recovery. In view of the funding changes outlined above UCL now encourages applications to qualifying charities.

Qualifying charities are ones that have open competition for funds (i.e. funding is available to more than one university) and proposals are peer reviewed by independent experts. Charities outside the UK also qualify for this funding, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Karen Sergiou
Director of Research Services


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