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Find research funding opportunities

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

Research Professional

Research Professional is the University's database for research funding opportunities. You can search for the latest research funding opportunities and news.

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Information on applying for fellowships, including tips for successful applications, and resources for support, advice and finding fellowship funding.

COVID-19 funding information and opportunities

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

You can also join our teams network: Bath COVID-19 Research Network

For any RIS enquiries regarding COVID-19 email:

Bath Beacons

Bath Beacons is a University initiative empowering our research community to tackle major research challenges by building consortia for large-scale funding. More on Bath Beacons.

Search Research Professional for Bath Beacons consortia funding - campus access required.

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. Please note this call is now currently closed.

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.

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 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.

This includes research development support from RIS for the 2021 ERC calls.

See the University's brexit advice for staff involved in research for information about EU funding, equipment purchasing, data protection and information security.

Finding collaborators

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

Research Professional demo

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