Current Funding Opportunities
The Department of Partnerships and Regional Engagement coordinates Knowledge Exchange funding opportunities across the University. Current opportunities are listed below:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) IAA - Call for Stage 1 (Scoping) Proposals
Next application deadline: please contact your Faculty KE contact for details of local deadlines
The University has recently been awarded additional IAA funding and has committed to investing in a portfolio of ‘stage 1’ (early-stage scoping) projects up to March 2022. We are pleased to announce that we are inviting proposals for small awards of up to £10k from early September.
Example ‘stage 1’ activities can be found below:
Please contact your Faculty KE contact in the first instance. An alternative contact is Joanne Roberts, Partnerships and Regional Engagement
|Knowledge Exchange Scholarship Scheme 2021 – for EPSRC and STFC-funded PGR Students||
Next application deadline: Friday 26th February 2021
Future application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
EPSRC/STFC-funded PGR students are invited to apply for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Scholarship.
This is a relatively new scheme within the University with the objectives of engaging doctoral (PGR) students in KE and supporting their personal and professional development. Scholarships may be held between thesis submission and viva, or during a period of corrections, but must be complete prior to the degree being awarded.
What's on offer?
Financial support: The awards are up to a maximum of £5,000 to fund a maintenance stipend at the standard UKRI rate for up to 3 months, as well as an allowance to fund activity that establishes and develops partnerships, and explores external opportunities for KE and potential impact - e.g. travel, meetings, workshops and conferences with non-academic partners.
Training and development: as well as benefiting from working closely with an experienced supervisor and developing professional skills, Scholarship holders will also have priority access to the following Researcher Development sessions run by the Think Ahead team.
Terms and conditions:
For enquiries, please contact Joanne Roberts, Project Manager (Knowledge Exchange), Partnerships and Regional Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)||
The Government has made substantial funds available to address some of the major societal challenges facing the UK today, with £2.6bn of public funding committed alongside around £3bn of matched funding from the private sector. Made up of 23 different challenges, the vast bulk of investment is committed through collaborative R&D funding competitions and awarded to business-led projects.
We are keen to support academics to engage with this knowledge exchange and innovation activity, as your expertise and research is often pivotal to the success of projects and tackling the societal challenge in question. Your project contributions are eligible for funding through ISCF.
If you are interested to work on this challenges then the University's Industrial Strategy Programme Manager maintains a forward look of ISCF funding opportunities that are expected to open in the next 6-8 months:
If you would like further detail on the scope of these competitions, or support in finding external partners for a project, please contact Adam Bond (email@example.com) or Mel Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org).