Kent ranked 32nd in UK for research funding success  

Gary Hughes

The University has been ranked 32nd out of 149 UK Higher Education Institutions for its success rate in national research funding.

In a Times Higher Education analysis of data provided by six UK research councils Kent is shown to have achieved a success rate of 25.4%, with 17 of its 67 applications for funding having been successful.

Other universities with a similar success rate include Aberdeen, Manchester, Cambridge, Surrey, Cardiff and Exeter.

Kent’s total value of grants awarded by these six councils is £9,652,181. Institutions with a similar figure include Strathclyde, Cranfield, Queen’s Belfast and Leicester.

Professor Philippe de Wilde, the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, said: ‘I am pleased to see that Kent has placed so highly in this table as we consistently have a good success rate with funding applications in general. This is due to the dedication and support of our high quality Research Services, and the support and advice provided within our academic community for grant applications.’

Data was provided by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Medical Research Council (MRC); and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).