External research income

Total research income

In the financial year 2016/17, the University of Oxford’s total research income, including the QR funding, totalled £707.6 million. Of this sum, £564.9 million was from externally funded grants and contracts.

Total research income 2016–2017
Income source Amount
Externally funded grants and contracts £564.9m
QR funding £142.7m
Total research income £707.6m

 

External research income from FY 2007/08 to FY 2016/17

The external research income figures include the tax credit for research & development (RDEC) from the UK Government that the university received as follows:

FY 2014/15:  £85.1m
FY 2015/16:  -£0.3m
FY 2016/17:  £6.6m

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Financial year Amount Year on year % change
External research income 2007/08 to 2016/17
2007/08 £285m -
2008/09 £340m +19%
2009/10 £367m +8%
2010/11 £377m +3%
2011/12 £409m +9%
2012/13 £437m +7%
2013/14 £478m +9%
2014/15 £608m +27%
2015/16 £537m -12%
2016/17 £565m +5%

If the RDEC is removed from the external research income figures the results are:

Financial year Amount Year on year % change
2014/15 £523m +9%
2015/16 £538m +3%
2016/17 £558m +4%

 

External research income by funder type FY 2016/17

Funders
Funder type Amount %
Breakdown of income from externally funded grants and contracts by funder type 2016/17
UK charities £156m 28%
Research Councils £147m 26%
UK public sector £69m 12%
EU government £66m 12%
Other UK and overseas sources £53m 9%
Overseas industry £45m 8%
UK industry £23m 4%
RDEC £7m 1%
Total £565m 100%

 

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