At the end of the financial year 2010/11, research grants and contracts income had increased by £16.0m (+6%) to £283.7m, showing resilience in externally sponsored research amid difficult economic conditions. In particular, the prominence of the European Commission and Overseas funders shows the University’s portfolio becoming more diverse.

Further figures are available from the annual key data at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/planning/data/facts/

The following table provides a breakdown of the research income received (in £M) by sponsor type.

2006/7 2007/8 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11
UK Research Councils 93.2 101.8 112.5 111.1 105.9
UK Charities 60.6 68.5 72.1 77.8 84.4
UK Industry & Commerce 16.8 18.4 18.1 15.2 16.3
UK Government Bodies 9.2 9 9.8 8.5 9.1
UK Health & Hospital Authorities 1 3.5 8.3 9.6 11.3
European Commission 12.7 14.2 18.3 20.7 29.1
Overseas 15.4 16 18.8 23.9 26.4
Other Sources 2.6 1.1 2.2 0.9 1.2
Total 211.5 232.5 260.1 267.7 283.7