The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Our research funding comes through the Government’s dual funding system. We receive a block grant of around £8 million a year, based on the quality of our research judged by the Research Assessment Exercise and project-specific funding from the Research Councils and other research sponsors, including government bodies, industry and charities. Our project-specific research income was just over £8 million at the last RAE in 2001 and has grown since then year-on-year (by over 20% in each of the last two years alone) to just over £13 million in 2006/07, and is on course to rise again this year.
In the last full year (2006/07) around 45% of our research income (£5.8 million) came from the Research Councils, 27% (£3.6 million) from UK government bodies, 13% (£1.8 million) from UK charities and the rest from industry, the European Union and other overseas bodies.