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Research funding success – top 10 for Leeds

Research funding success – top 10 for Leeds

Leeds retains its position in the top 10 of UK universities for research council funding, according to the latest figures from the Times Higher Education (THE).

Gathering data from the UK’s research councils, THE ranks UK universities according to the value of open-call funding, as well as success rates for grant applications. 

Leeds is 10th in the UK, according to the total value of grants.

In addition to research council grants, the University has been successful in growing and diversifying its research funding, securing other awards from a range of national and international partners, including business, charities and other UK Government funding streams.

Examples include awards from the Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund, with Research Fortnight analysis putting Leeds in the top three UK universities for global funding success earlier this year.

Commenting on the Times Higher figures, Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, said: “We have truly outstanding researchers who make a real difference to the world. 

"Funding allows us to collaborate with governments, organisations and charities across the world to improve lives, whether that’s by developing new products, through life-changing medical research or tackling challenges through cultural engagement.

"We have truly outstanding researchers who make a real difference to the world."

Professor Lisa Roberts

"Our continued success in attracting research council funding reflects the fantastic expertise and effort of our research teams at Leeds. 

"We know there is more success in the pipeline and we are increasingly attracting large awards to Leeds, which reflects the research leadership strengths of our academics.

"I’d like to extend my thanks and congratulations to everyone who has been working hard to secure this funding, which will undoubtedly lead to quality outputs and impact."

Further information

Read more about some of the 53 projects supported by awards from the Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund, demonstrating the breadth of the University’s research expertise.

Contact the University press office on 0113 343 4031 or email pressoffice@leeds.ac.uk.



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