UKRI (RCUK) funded Students

Students are asked to use Researchfish to submit details of the outcomes of each award annually from the 3rd year of their funding, during the lifetime of the award, and usually for up to three years after the end of the award

Researchfish 2019

All UKRI funded research students, who are registered in Je-S, will have received communications from Researchfish, asking for information on research outcomes.  Copies of these messages can be found on the UKRI website. The Researchfish submission is a compulsory return, required by all research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and SFTC). The reporting period is between 04 February and 14 March 2019.

If you are funded by any of the research councils, or through a doctoral training centre supported by them, then you will have to complete the return. 

Your supervisor will have received a communication from Researchfish as well, asking for their help and support for student returns. 

What do I need to report?

you will need to report the following types of information to Researchfish.

  • Publications – any papers you have published as part of your PhD. 

  • Collaborations –any work you have completed in collaboration, for example with an industrial partner or another academic group.

  • Engagement Activities –any instances where you communicated your research to a non-academic audience, e.g. presentations at science fairs or schools.

  • Other Outputs & Knowledge / Future Steps – a section to allow you to tell us about anything else you think is an important outcome from your research (this is where conference attendances and poster presentations are most easily reported).

  • Secondments, Placements and Internships –an opportunity to report any time spent at other organisations.

Most of the other sections may not be relevant to you, although you may want to include other information, such as Intellectual Property (IP) generated as part of your studentship.

You will also be asked a number of Mandatory Additional Questions which will appear below the Common Outcomes. Unlike the Common Outcomes the Mandatory Additional Questions must be completed before you are able to make a submission.

Help and support

More information can be found on the UKRI website or in the FAQ's for Studentship Grants. For help and support, please check our common questions section or contact