Edinburgh Research Office

Types of funding

An overview of types of funding to help you think about what might be right for you

Overview of types of funding

An overview of types of funding. We provide tailored advice about types of funding and we support you to explore what will best suit your career and research needs.

International development research funding

Funding opportunities from UK Government ODA streams and other international development research funders.

Seed funding

Seed funding to support activities that will go on to contribute to a larger application for funding, for example the funding could be used to support experiments to provide primary data collation.

Translational funding

Translational funding is used to ‘bridge the gap’ in development between early stage technology resulting from university research and its commercialisation.

University of Edinburgh ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Award

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to have been awarded a third round of Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) totalling £1.25 million over the period 2023-2028. This builds on successful awards from two previous rounds.

Research fellowships

Managed fellowship opportunities. Apply to be hosted by the University of Edinburgh.