External research income

Total research income

In the financial year 2017/18, the University of Oxford’s total research income, including the QR funding, totalled £723.8 million. Of this sum, £578.0 million was from externally funded grants and contracts. The QR funding figure for FY 2017/18 includes the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) element of £3.6 million.

Total research income 2017–2018
Income source Amount
Externally funded grants and contracts £578.0m
QR funding £145.9m
Total research income £723.8m

 

External research income from FY 2008/09 to FY 2017/18

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

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External research income 2008/09 to 2017/18

Financial year Amount Year on year % change

External research income 2008/09 to 2017/18 (excluding RDEC)

2008/09 £340m -
2009/10 £367m +8%
2010/11 £377m +3%
2011/12 £409m +9%
2012/13 £437m +7%
2013/14 £478m +10%
2014/15 £523m +9%
2015/16 £538m -3%
2016/17 £558m +4%
2017/18 £578m +4%

 

External research income by funder type FY 2017/18

Funder type Amount %

Breakdown of income from externally funded grants and contracts by funder type 2017/18

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UK charities £153.1m 26%
Research Councils £153.0m 26%
UK public sector £77.7m 13%
EU government £63.1m 11%
Other UK and overseas sources £56.1m 10%
Overseas industry £49.6m 9%
UK industry £25.3m 4%
RDEC £1.1m 0%
Total £579.0m 100%

 

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