In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities.
Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistributed by UK Research & Innovation to support research and development.
From the autumn, a new research funding scheme will cover up to 80% of universities income losses from a decline in international students through long term, low interest loans, supplemented by a small amount of government grants.
Further details, including the conditions attached to the funding, will be available in due course.