Diversity data

Find data and trends on the diversity of funding applicants and recipients for each research council.

Diversity data for all research councils

In June 2020 we made harmonised diversity data available for seven research councils covering the five financial years from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

In March 2021 we added data for the 2019-20 financial year. We will continue to provide this data each year.

Analysis reports

Diversity results analysis for UKRI funding data, financial years 2014-15 to 2019-20

Diversity results analysis for UKRI funding data, financial years 2014-15 to 2018-19

Data spreadsheets

Research council funding: diversity data, financial year 2019 to 2020

Research council funding: diversity data, financial years 2014-15 to 2018-19

Detailed ethnicity analysis

In December 2020, we published results by ethnicity categories to understand the variation within the ethnic minority group.

Analysis report

Detailed analysis of UKRI funding applicants and awardees ethnicity, financial years 2014-15 to 2018-19

Data spreadsheets

UKRI funding: detailed ethnicity data 2014-15 to 2018-19

We are using the data, together with other evidence and engagement with the research and innovation community, to help us identify what we need to do to increase equality, diversity and inclusion across the research and innovation system.

Why we publish diversity data

UKRI is committed to expanding its data collection and analysis capabilities on our funding applicants and recipients.

The publication of the data is an important part of our work to identify and understand where action is needed to address issues within the funding system.

Providing accessible data and information facilitates analysis and insight for our sector and ensures we are subject to constructive external scrutiny. This will support us and the wider sector as we seek to drive transformative change.

How UKRI is addressing under-representation and active participation based on our findings.

Before releasing this data, UKRI responded to an initial data request from the Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

UKRI’s response to the initial diversity data request (PDF, 3MB).

Contact us about diversity data

Email: equality@ukri.org

Last updated: 14 September 2021

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