Research and Knowledge Exchange

External knowledge exchange funding

Details of KE funding via AHRC, SFC, Collaborative Doctoral Awards and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement

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. AHRC also accept applications based on projects funded by ESRC or other research councils, as long as the remit for the follow-on activity fits in with the arts and humanities. Up to £100,000 is available over one year.

Edinburgh has had several awards under this scheme, so please contact us for advice.

Scottish Funding Council Innovation voucher

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.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards

The Scottish Graduate Schools for Arts and Humanities and for Social Sciences respectively, both provide PhD studentships where the research is conducted in collaboration with an organisation outside of academia.

Go to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities website

Go to the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science website

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

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.