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In a challenging public sector funding environment, the SFC is pleased to be retaining teaching and research grants across the university sector at the same level as last year, while increasing funding for the college sector to meet the costs of national bargaining for lecturers and support staff. This year’s funding announcement also sees the SFC increasing funding for student support, enabling us to implement the recommendations of the Scottish Government’s Review of Student Support.

Commenting on the announcements, Chief Executive Karen Watt said:

“Against a backdrop of increasing funding pressures, the Scottish Funding Council is continuing to invest in learning and teaching and research excellence. We are also committed to ensuring that our students have the right support to allow them to fulfil their potential at the institutions we fund.”

The SFC publishes indicative funding allocations for the college and university sectors to enable them to begin their planning for the forthcoming academic year. Final allocations will be announced in May.