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Research Funding Competition 2019/20


The funding call for the research funding competition 2019/20 will be launched in Mach 2019 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 2019/20.


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.


The scheme is intended to be flexible and will support a variety of research projects including funding to support ECRs in pump priming their research, funding to support preparing grant applications or 4* papers, creating impact from research or other initiatives to achieve the University research objectives.


Any staff on a research or academic contract can apply for funding. Early Career Researchers are encouraged to apply. Professors can only apply for Impact grants of existing research that will be going forward for a REF Impact Case Study. Professors may be co-applicants to support ECRs research. Further information on how to apply can be found in the guidelines and application guidance.


Please also see the ‘Reviewer template’ form for information on what reviewers will be looking for from your application.


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


If you wish to apply, an intention to submit a bid will have to be made by 5pm on Tuesday 16th April 2019. 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 Monday 13th May 2019. Successful candidates will be announced in the week commencing 26th August 2019.




Applicants should take careful note of the following dates:

  • Competition opens for applications: Monday 25th March
  • Intention to submit, i.e. project created in Worktribe: Tuesday 16th April
  • Successful applicants notified: w/c 26th August
  • Carry out research project initiatives: 2nd September 2019 - 31st July 2020

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




Please see application information below which consists of: