Research Professional Funding Updates

21st century challenges exploration awards – These enable the STFC research community to engage with and provide solutions to complex, multidisciplinary 21st century challenges in areas such as energy, environment, healthcare, security, food security, agritech, resilience and urbanisation. Grants are worth up to £20,000 each.

Fellowship Research Grant –  These support a discrete piece of regional studies or regional science research. The grant is worth up to £7,500.

Global Challenges Research Fund – sustainable energy and international development – beyond technology – This supports interdisciplinary projects focused on sustainable development goal 7 of ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy in order to contribute to the development of the most disadvantaged. The total budget is up to £5.5 million for up to four grants worth up to £1.5m each with a duration of up to three years.

Research travel and conference grants – These assist design history researchers who need to travel to conduct essential research or to present new research at key academic conferences. Grants are worth up to £1,000 each.

For further information on available funding click here


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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