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.
We are now accepting applications for the Business Engagement Seed Fund, the IGF Small Awards which have a rolling deadline, and the PVC RKE Prizes where nominations close on the 23rd November.
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:
The schemes aim to help support projects that are being led by academics in collaboration with external organisations. The opportunities fall under two schemes:
Business Engagement Seed Fund (match funding up to £5k)
Innovation and Industrial Engagement Fund (match funding up to £40k)
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.