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​Research Funding Competition 2017/18 


The funding call for the Research Funding Competition 2017/18 will be launched in April 2017 to ensure that all the applications are reviewed over the summer and successful candidates will be notified in time to start the research project by the beginning of the new academic year 2017/18.


The funding initiative will be distributed by the Research and Innovation Office using a competitive process to support research initiatives which respond to the University’s vision and mission as outlined in Strategy 2020.


Any staff on a research or academic contract can apply for funding. Early Career Researchers are encouraged to apply and priority will be given to applications that address impact, interdisciplinary/collaborative projects and/or preparation to response to external funding calls. Further information can be found in the guidelines.


Applications MUST be prepared on Worktribe, including costings, ethics, benefits and a Case for Support.


If you wish to apply, an intention to submit a bid will have to be made by Friday 21st April 2017. This will be done by creating a new project in Worktribe and there by notifying your school research and innovation manager your intention to respond to the funding call. Applications created after this date will NOT be accepted.


The deadline for applications is by 5pm on Friday 26th May 2017. Successful candidates will be announced in the week commencing 28th August 2017.




Applicants should take careful note of the following dates:


Monday 3rd April 2017 - Competition opens for applications
Friday 21st April 2017 - Intention to Submit, i.e. project created in Worktribe
Friday 26th May 2017 - Application Deadline
w/c 28th August 2017 - Successful Applicants will be notified
4th September 2017 – 31st July 2018 - Carry out research project initiatives;


Post Initiative Report: Award holders must report within 8 weeks upon completing initiative.


Information Sessions


For more information on the funding competition, an information session will be held on:

Thursday 6th April, 2/07 Craiglockhart at 12.30 – 14.00 (12.30 refreshments for a 1pm start). If you wish to book yourself onto the session, please contact Elaine Lambie.


A web ex session will also be held on Thursday 20th April at 10.00 – 11.00 which will be recorded and added to the intranet pages to be accessed when required.

Link for WebEx session:
Password: funding