Enhancing Research Culture: 2022-23 projects

This year we've funded a broad range of exciting projects to support a more open, inclusive and supportive research culture.


About the research culture funding

In 2022-23 we received £850,000 from Research England's Enhancing Research Culture funding to invest in developing our research culture.

We are delighted to fund 14 projects from across all five faculties, professional services and cross-faculty teams.

Below you can find an overview of all projects.

Across all faculties

  • PGR Culture enhancement project (PGR Graduate School)
  • Embedding cultural intelligence in institutional leadership (Medicine Dentistry and Health, Social Sciences, Engineering)
  • Achieving Equitable Experiences for International PGRs of Colour via KE (Science, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)

Please note, many of the other projects also span multiple departments and purposes and include activities that cross faculties and services.

Professional Services

  • Bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct policy and process (Human Resources)
  • Accessible Working - Research and Technical Staff Living With Disability and Chronic Illness (National Technician Development Centre)
  • Building an Open Research community across the University (Library and RSE)
  • Incentivizing Open Research within the University (Library)
  • Expanding discipline-specific support for FAIR research data management (Library)

Arts and Humanities 

  • Refresh & Renew: Redefining research cultures in the Arts and Humanities (Cross-departmental)
  • Supporting Research Cultures in Archaeology (Archaeology)


  • Improving research culture, impact and entrepreneurship for PGRs (Electronic and Electrical Engineering)

Medicine, Dentistry and Health

  • Assessing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as principles of ethical research (Cross-departmental)
  • Identifying research priorities in ethnic minority and socio-economically deprived communities and widening participation in research - developing the community researcher role (Medicine)

Social Sciences

  • Exploring and embedding PGR experiences of participatory research (Education)
  • Promoting anti-racist and anti-disablist research cultures (Cross-departmental)
  • The Secret Lives of International PGRs (Education)
  • Fostering cultures of open qualitative research - find out more on the iHuman site

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.