Edinburgh Research Office

Seed funding

Seed funding and pilot funding from the University and other funders.

University of Edinburgh Big Ideas Accelerator

A new University internal seed-funding scheme to support radically interdisciplinary ideas and collaborations.

Moray Endowment Fund

Funding to support original research in any discipline awarded via an annual competition.

Collaborative Project Funding: Social Sciences Call

Deadline: 14 August 2023 | Seed funding for collaborative projects between social sciences and statistics with the Centre for Statistics.

Principal's Teaching Award Scheme

Whilst not directly funding research, this scheme may fund projects that link research, teaching and public engagement.

IAD Action Fund

Funding from the Institute of Academic Development to develop and support academic networks and communities and/or test ideas for creative learning activities.

CAHSS Challenge Investment Fund 2019-2020

A CAHSS fund to support capacity building for interdisciplinary working.

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund

The Wellcome Trust’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund supports institutional strategies for the biomedical sciences.

Wellcome Institutional Translational Partnership award (ITPA)

A fund and support resource for researchers working on early stage projects with a clear translational impact focus.

Carnegie Trust: Research Incentive Grants

The purpose of the Research Incentive Grants scheme is to make it possible for an Early Career Researcher to undertake, as the Principal Investigator, a short research project, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project.

RS MacDonald Seedcorn

The RS Macdonald Seedcorn Fund has been created to support the development of neuroscience research projects and collaboration at the University of Edinburgh.

Rosetrees Trust Seedcorn

Awards are aimed at enabling researchers to advance innovative and novel ideas related to prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of human diseases.

SULSA Technology Seed

Technology seed funding call to fund small grants aimed at forming new collaborations to implement research involving disruptive technologies.

Alzheimer's Research UK Pilot Projects

This scheme is meant for novel research ideas that if successful would lead to a major project or programme application to Alzheimer’s Research UK or other funding body.

Royal Society Research Grants

The scheme provides ‘seed corn’ funding for new projects of timeliness and promise.

Diabetes UK Early Career Small Grants

This scheme supports early-career basic scientists and members of Allied Health Professions to undertake small research projects related to diabetes.

Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Awards

Awards to help newly independent biomedical scientists to launch their research careers.

CRUK Postdoctoral Research Bursary for Clinical Trainees

This award offers funding for clinical trainees to undertake a research project after completion of a PhD.