Published: 23 January 2017

Researchers invited to apply for ODA Research Seed Funding

The University has recently been awarded extra funding by HEFCE to be spent on research activity as part of the ODA Research Seed Fund.

Researchers are invited to apply for funding up to a maximum of £10,000 for research that addresses the challenges of economic development and well-being faced by developing countries as listed on the OECD DAC list of eligible countries.

There is a very tight timescale as activity must be completed by 31 March 2017. Deadline for applications is 4pm, Monday 30 January 2017. Applications are invited for funding to a maximum of £10,000. Postdoctoral researchers are able to apply as a named post-doc on a PI’s application.

Examples of research activity that this fund could be used for include:

  • Supporting challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
  • Strengthening capacity for research in the UK and in developing countries
  • Responding to emergencies where there is an urgent research need
  • Building capacity to allow exploration of new Newton/GCRF activities

Funding can also be used for:

  • Building networks and developing relationships
  • Holding workshops
  • Trialling ideas or developing concepts
  • Scaling-up existing or already planned activities and projects
  • Enabling travel and mobility of PhD students, post-docs, and academics

Informal enquiries can be made to the Research Policy team.

For application forms and full guidance and eligibility criteria, please visit the University’s  ODA Research Seed Fund webpage.

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