External research income

Total research income

In the financial year 2020/21, the University of Oxford’s total research income, including the QR funding, totalled £799.1 million. Of this sum, £653.3 million was from externally funded grants and contracts. 

Total research income 2020-2021
Income source Amount
Externally funded grants and contracts £653.3m
QR funding £145.8m
Total research income £799.1m

 

External research income by funder type FY 2020/21

Funder type Amount %

Breakdown of income from externally funded grants and contracts by funder type 2020/21

 

 

Research Council £163.5m 25%
UK charities £156.0m 24%
UK and overseas industry £94.8m 15%
UK government departments and health authorities £101.6m 16%
Other UK and overseas sources £79.7m 12%
EU government £57.8m 9%
RDEC   0%
Total £653.3m 100%

 

External research income from FY 2011/12 to FY 2020/21

The external research income figures do not include the tax credit for research & development (RDEC) from the UK Government that the university received:

External research income 2008/09 to 2017/18

Financial year Amount Year on year % change

External research income 2011/12 to 2020/21 (excluding RDEC)

2011/12 £409m  
2012/13 £437m +7%
2013/14 £478m +10%
2014/15 £523m +9%
2015/16 £538m +3%
2016/17 £558m +4%
2017/18 £578m +4%
2018/19 £625m +8%
2019/20 £634m +1%
2020/21 £653m +3%