Funding Research: An Exploration of Inter‐Discipline Variations

R. J. Johnston*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


In 1993, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) introduced a new system for determining the research component of block grant funding to English universities. The inter‐disciplinary differences in the amounts allocated suggest funding anomalies which are not related to the costs of research infrastructure in those disciplines. Analyses of the allocation procedure indicate how those anomalies have come about. I am grateful to the staff of the HEFCE for providing tabulations of unpublished data, and for background information of the allocation procedure, and to Mr R. E. Goodchild for useful discussions and advice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-372
Number of pages16
JournalHigher Education Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993


Dive into the research topics of 'Funding Research: An Exploration of Inter‐Discipline Variations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this