The Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate oversees a comprehensive portfolio of internal funding that underpins the ambitions of the University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy.
Over the next 12 months, we will be investing over £300,000 into researchers who are looking to progress their careers through the development of high-quality research, the achievement of impact and/or engagement with business and external partners.
Full details of the schemes and the application process is included below. The deadline for all the schemes is the 2nd November 2018, with the exception of the Business Engagement Seed Fund and the IGF Small Awards which have a rolling deadline, and the PVC RKE Prizes where nominations close on the 23rd November.
Please note: All successful applicants must complete a final report form on completion of their project.
The Research(er) Development Fund aims to grow the University’s research capability by providing support for:
The Impact Generator Fund (IGF) aims to maximise impacts arising from high quality research conducted at the University providing support for:
These funds aim to encourage innovative knowledge exchange projects with businesses by providing support for:
Nominations will be invited from Heads of University Centres for Research and Knowledge Exchange for individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding performance in one of the following areas:
The nomination deadline will be on the 23rd November with prizes awarded at a celebration event in December. For further details you should contact your relevant Head of University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange or Faculty Head of RKE.