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The Royal Society receives a Parliamentary Grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This supports work on scientific excellence and innovation, science and mathematics education international activities and science communication activities.
The Parliamentary Grant represents that share in the Science budget - voted annually since 1849 by Parliament - which is administered by the Society.
The Grant is negotiated with BIS and is used by the Society for a variety of agreed purposes. Expenditure is subject to review and examination by BIS and the National Audit Office.
Download the Parliamentary Grant Delivery Plan 2011-15 (PDF).
Between 2011 and 2015, the Government will invest £189 million in the Royal Society in the following proportions:
Reports are made regularly to BIS on the progress of all programmes and funding schemes funded by the Parliamentary Grant.Download the Outputs and Outcomes Indicators 2009-10 (PDF)
Download the Narrative of Highlights 2009-10 (PDF)
The annual Trustees' Report includes our financial statements.
Biographical information on past Fellows.
The Royal Society has a variety of funding sources in order to ensure its independence.
Summary financial statements are available in the Review of the Year and Trustees' Report. A full copy of the audited accounts is available by contacting our finance department.
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We have had 350 years at the heart of scientific progress.
Annual publications about our finances and activities.
Information about jobs and internships at the Royal Society.