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Research Funding Competition 2018/19


The funding call for the research funding competition 2018/19 will be launched in March 2018 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 2018/19.


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 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 5pm on Tuesday 10th April 2018. 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 7th May 2018. Successful candidates will be announced in the week commencing 20th August 2018.




Applicants should take careful note of the following dates:


Competition opens for applications: Monday 19th March 2018
Intention to Submit, i.e. project created in Worktribe: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Application Deadline: Monday 7th May 2018
Successful Applicants will be notified: w/c 20th August 2018
Carry out research project initiatives: 3rd September 2018 – 31st July 2019


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


Information Sessions


An information session will be held on Thursday 12th April in the Tower Boardroom at 13.00 – 14.00. The session will include guidance on costing your proposal and a chance to ask any questions regarding the process. If you wish to book yourself onto the session, please contact Elaine Lambie, e.lambie@napier.ac.uk.