Not sure how to fund your knowledge exchange activity? We can suggest the most appropriate grant and help you make the best of your application. View contact details at foot of page.
The College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS) Knowledge Exchange & Impact (KEI) small grants may be awarded for projects engaging with policy, professional practice, industry or community audiences, with the purpose of increasing impact of research through mutual exchange.
There are three deadlines a year; for 2014-15, these will be 26th September 2014, 6 February 2015 and 24 April 2015.
Please contact Anne-Sofie Laegran at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries before you submit your application.
From summer 2014, the University of Edinburgh is sparking impact from social science research with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Our ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) enables us to strengthen links with research users, share best practice, and together realise impact in more flexible, responsive and creative ways. This will be distributed by way of an ESRC Impact Grant.
If you have a research project with clear potential for generating impact, you may be eligible for one of our ESRC Impact Grants. We welcome applications from researchers working on ambitious projects in active partnership with one, or more, user organisations. Partner organisations will be expected to match our grant, either in kind or in cash.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Follow-on Funding scheme is open to current and previous AHRC award holders for additional knowledge exchange activities that use innovation and creativity in engaging new audiences to increase the benefit of research. Up to £100,000 is available over one year.
Edinburgh has had several awards under this scheme, so please contact email@example.com for advice.
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has an Innovation voucher scheme to facilitate relationships between academia and Scottish Small and Medium Enterprises (private or third sector). The award is up to £5,000. The sum applied for needs to be matched in cash or in kind by the company. Please contact us before applying for one of these.
Have you had funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council? Or do you work in a field that could be supported from EPSRC? Then you may be eligible for funding to increase the impact of the research. View the Research Impact webpage below and contact Georgina Evans for further information at Georgina.Evans@ed.ac.uk.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) is looking for new discoveries and/or inventions, arising from research, with the potential to become the products of the future. The new Proof of Principle (PoP) Fund is specifically directed towards bridging the ‘funding gap’ between traditional research grants and commercial funding.
Any expression of interest should be made by 27 June 2014, there will be an invitation to submit a full proposal on 25 July 2014 and the submission of the full proposal is due by 17:00 on Friday 29 August 2014.
For further information, contact Georgina Evans, Georgina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHRC and ESRC both provide funding for PhDs conducted in collaboration with non-academic organisations. AHRC runs an annual competition whereas for ESRC these are run through the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant provides funding for an associate to solve a problem for a non-academic organisation under supervision of an academic. The partner provides some of the costs towards the programme.
All research councils require applicants to develop potential pathways to impact for their research, and to cost activities to generate impact as part of their proposal. Also other funders encourage engagement with non-academic stakeholders to increase the impact of the research.
Please contact Anne Sofie Laegran at email@example.com if you would like to discuss how you can develop pathways to impact from your research.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) retains a dossier of successful research and knowledge exchange applications. Please contact us for advice if you cannot find what you are looking for.
This article was published on Aug 14, 2014