Research Dissemination and Research Collaboration Funds

The University has two funding stream aimed at research staff only with research staff are defined as individuals whose primary responsibility is to conduct research and who are usually supported by grants which are of a fixed duration. This includes research assistants, research associates, postdoctoral research associates and research fellows including Presidential Fellows.

Research Dissemination Fund for Research Staff

The Research Dissemination Fund aims to provide support to research staff to disseminate and communicate their research findings and share their research knowledge and material beyond their immediate peers. The fund is an opportunity for research staff to develop their presentation and communication skills, engage with both academic and non academic audiences and establish networks for potential future collaborations.

Examples of dissemination activities include but are not limited to conference presentations, public engagement workshops, publication costs, working with policy makers, adapting materials for different audiences, virtual networking events.

Appplicants can apply for the cost of dissemination activities up to a maximum of £500.

Research Collaboration Fund for Research Staff

The Research Collaboration Fund aims to provide support to research staff to establish a collaborative research project with a cross disciplinary partner. The fund is an opportunity for research staff to build their interdisciplinary research and develop a collaborative research grant or fellowship application.

Applicants can apply for costs up to a maximum of £5000. The funds can cover networking costs, workshops costs, staff and consumable costs for feasibility and pilot studies or preliminary research data collection in an interdisciplinary area which has the potential to lead to an external funding bid.