FAQ – acknowledging funders

    • How to acknowledge my funder and grant number?

      Most funders require researchers to acknowledge in any publication the support received from the funder in question. A standard format for journal articles (below) was agreed by major research funders and publishers.

      Recommended format (funder name in full, followed by grant number in square brackets), e.g.

      “This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxxx].”

      Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder.

      For example:

      “This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].”

      This format is based on recommendations by the Research Information Network in ‘Acknowledgment of Funders in Scholarly Journal Articles‘.