Branch H739: UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation

Prospect is the union for scientists, engineers and specialists in the United Kingdom Research and Innovation. There are active committees at all levels and we negotiate terms and conditions for staff alongside the other recognised unions.

Prospect is the largest union in the UKRI, but we work with other unions to promote members’ interests.

Prospect has members in many of the divisions which came to form the UKRI: NERC, STFC, BBSRC, EPSRC and now also InnovateUK and MRC.

In the wider community, we represent scientists and engineers by lobbying on science and engineering issues. Prospect has close links with parliament and its select committees and is a respected voice on these issues. We actively campaign for science and engineering funding and develop support networks of members with shared interests.