Higher Education Research Capital (HERC) fund

The Higher Education Research Capital (HERC) fund is comprised of matched funding from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), and the Department for the Economy (NI).

HERC aims to:

  • contribute to the long-term financial sustainability of a Higher Education Institution's (HEI’s) research activities and the supporting physical infrastructure
  • contribute to addressing the remaining past underinvestment in a HEI’s infrastructure for research
  • promote world-leading research capability in all disciplines with the capacity to respond to developing national/regional priorities
Total NI HERC funding 2021-24
  21/22 22/23 23/24
Total £2,660,000 £3,003,430 £3,946,576


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