Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils. Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

We support excellent research, as judged by peer review, that has an impact on the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. To maintain the UK’s global research position we offer a diverse range of funding opportunities, foster international collaborations and provide access to the best facilities and infrastructure around the world. We also support the training and career development of researchers and work with them to inspire young people and engage the wider public with research. To maximise the impact of research on economic growth and societal wellbeing we work in partnership with other research funders including the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, business, government, and charitable organisations.

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  1. I am writing to you n the kind suggestion of Nichola D’Appuzzo, PH.D, Dr.sc.techn., Dipl.Masch.Ing.ETH.

    I am engaged in a project concerning the face, in collaboration with Professor Marcos Rodrigues, Head of the Computer Engineering Department, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. I am searching for a large database of facial measurements, or 3D facial scans, together with the subjects’ dates of birth.

    Do you have such a database, or if not, could you possibly direct me to anyone that may?

    • Hi Leon, I’m afraid that we don’t fund research in that area directly. I would suggest in the first instance looking at projects on the GtR site to see if there is an existing grant which already has data either publicly available or cites the source for you.

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