We improve people’s lives by funding research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice. Our student programmes give young people the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in science and research. 

We offer our grant-holders the freedom to frame questions and enable new thinking. Our research must stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny, but we understand that to be successful in effecting change, it also needs to be relevant to people’s experience. 


COVID-19 response

Nuffield-funded social scientists are conducting COVID-19 research in real-time, to capture people’s experiences of the social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic.