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.
The University of Edinburgh is one of 26 UK institutions to have been awarded an Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) from ESRC. The aim of this funding, awarded over four years from July 2014, is to enhance relationships with research users to increase impact, and to enhance learning on how to maximise the impact of research. Between £115,000 and £140,000 per annum will be allocated to the ESRC Impact Grant; a responsive mode scheme to accelerate impact of social science research from the University.
We welcome applications for ambitious projects conducted in active partnership with one or more research user organisations that will match the grant with in kind or cash resource. We expect projects to have the potential for significant impact both within the partner organisations and beyond. PIs and researchers involved in the project will also be expected to share their learning with colleagues in the University through a community of practice with those involved in IAA activities.
Expressions of interest for the first call are required by 18 July and the deadline for applications is 5 September. There will be two additional calls in 2014-15.
For questions about the ESRC impact grant please contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Jun 17, 2014