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Find opportunities so you can apply for research funding, including from the University, Europe, internationally and the Research Professional database.

Find research funding opportunities
Find research funding opportunities

COVID-19 funding information and opportunities

See our following webpages regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, to support you with your research:

For any RIS enquiries regarding COVID-19 email:

Brexit advice

See the University's brexit advice for staff involved in research

Information about EU funding, equipment purchasing, data protection and information security.

Research Professional

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University funding

These are internally funded opportunities to support your research funding:

MRC Proximity to Discovery: industry engagement fund

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded the University £89,000, through the 2018/19 Proximity to Discovery (P2D) scheme. You can apply to this fund for early engagement and knowledge exchange between industry and academic researchers, in the area of therapeutic innovation. Further information.

GW4 funding

The GW4 Alliance brings together four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK; the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

The IAA is an EPSRC fund of over £1.4 million from 2017 until 2020, funding projects which relate to an EPSRC grant. Further information.

University Impact Fund

Apply to the University Impact Fund, to help you develop and evidence the impact of your research and inform your REF impact case study.

Demand management

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Our internal selection process for applying to Round 6 of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme.

EPSRC MRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies

Our internal process for applying to EPSRC MRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies for 2050.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC has restricted the University's submissions to the Discovery Science grants and New Investigator standard grants. See our NERC demand management process for screening applications for submission.

Industrial Strategy

The government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for research and innovation brings together the UK's world leading research with business, to meet major industrial and societal challenges. By investing in and supporting UK businesses and researchers, the fund ensures that research and innovation is central to the government's industrial strategy.

For RIS support regarding industrial strategy contact Helen Jones, Head of Research Grant Development (Industrial Strategy). Email:

Local Industrial Strategy

The Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) developed by the West of England Combined Authority, will contribute towards delivering the government's national Industrial Strategy.

Other Industry Partnerships

Bristol + Bath Creative Industries Cluster (B&B CREATVIE R&D) – partnering with industry to improve the impact of creative industries in Bristol and Bath

European and International funding

See our information and support for researchers applying for European and International funding opportunities.

Finding collaborators

See our advice on finding collaborators and networks for you research.

Funding news

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