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About UKRI International Shared Capability 


UKRI International Directorate is a ‘shared capability’ of UKRI which comprises UKRI International Development (ODA research and innovation) and UKRI International (‘non-ODA’ research and innovation), which collectively includes: 


  • International, which coordinates UKRI international research and innovation, including with Europe.  

  • International Development, focused on the UKRI Official Development Assistance (ODA) programmes, partnerships and policies. 

  • 4 offices overseas teams - Brussels, China, India and North America.   

  • Units that we host - UKCDR (UK Collaborative Development on Research) and the BEIS ODA (Official Development Assistance) Research Management team GCRF Challenge Leaders who are responsible for the building and success of individual GCRF challenge portfolios 


As a shared capability of UKRI we work in close partnership with the individual Councils’ international teams, other UKRI departments, as well as key stakeholders nationally and internationally to deliver policy, advice, bilateral and multilateral partnerships across the international R&D spectrum.


We are responsible for development and management of UKRI’s international partnerships with counterpart agencies globally and we have established strong and enduring links through our international offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Washington and Brussels.  The team helps to strengthen UKRI bilateral partnerships with other key R&I nations including, Japan, Australia and European countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands reflecting the evolving nature of our relationship with Europe.  


The UKRO team in Brussels also delivers a subscription-based advisory service for research organisations (in the main UK Higher Education Institutions) and provides National Contact Point services on behalf of the UK Government. 


We collaborate with colleagues across UK Government to ensure strong UKRI engagement in government to government science and technology meetings and engagements with other nations 


We also playing a leading role and represent UKRI on various multilateral fora, including development funders. 


We manage and coordinate major cross-UKRI international activities, including the: 


  • Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) which aims to enhance the UK’s excellence in research and innovation through global engagement, strengthening existing and forging new bilateral and multilateral research and innovation programmes with global partners.    

  • Global Challenges Research Fund which works to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.  

  • Newton Fund which has supported and built UKRI’s relationship with emerging 17 research nations as they move beyond aid, including China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. 

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit 'How we support EDI in the workforce'.

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the experience section of the application.

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion - a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us.

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