Useful Links

AdvanceHE (formerly Higher Education Academy (HEA)

The HEA are an independent non-profit organisation who work to transform teaching and inspire learning

Bishop Grosseteste University

The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute collaborates with BGU on a number of initiatives, including the NCOP LiNCHigher Project –  (Project Twitter)

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Research Councils UK

This is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils. Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines:

Arts and Humanities Research Council
The AHRC is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), along with the other UK Research Councils.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The BBSRC invested £473M in world-class bioscience, people and research infrastructure in 2015-16. We support around 1600 scientists and 2000 research students in universities and institutes across the UK.

Economic and Social Research Council
The UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues, the ESRC support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society. At any one time they support over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

Medical Research Council
The Medical Research Council (MRC) improves the health of people in the UK – and around the world – by supporting excellent science, and training the very best scientists.

Natural Environment Research Council
The NERC is the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK. They invest public money in world-leading science, designed to help us sustain and benefit from our natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards and understand environmental change. NERC work closely with policymakers and industry to make sure that their knowledge can support sustainable economic growth and wellbeing in the UK and around the world.

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Formed in 2007, STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation with a clear mission:to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and to the world.

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

The SRHE host a number of networking events and CPD opportunities

University of Lincoln Research Office

The Research Office assist us in scanning for funding using the tool Research Professional. If you would like some more information about this tool and/or to be provided with your own log in so that you may benefit from The University’s membership, please email