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Research & Innovation Services (RIS)

We help researchers develop proposals, run projects and disseminate their findings.


Find out about our latest news.

Bath Beacons initiative is launched

The Royal Crescent in Bath

The Bath Beacons initiative is launched, empowering our research community to tackle major research challenges by building consortia for large-scale funding.


Find out about our latest events.

@Home with Fellowships

22 Apr 2021 11.15am Online

This information session will give an overview of Research Fellowships for both early career researchers and established researchers.

Shut up and write - 10 May

10 May 2021 10.15am Online

Dedicated time to work on your research grant proposal with the Research Development team from Research and Innovation Services (RIS).

Developing a research proposal

Apply for funding, develop your planned research and submit your application.

Find research funding opportunities

Find research funding opportunities

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

Running a research project

Information about financial and project management.

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

University of Bath staff and SETsquared Bath companies can use the Engine Shed Members' Lounge, free of charge, for meetings and bring visitors.

Achieving impact from your research

How to publicise your work, find commercial opportunities and transfer your knowledge.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme funded by Innovate UK, enabling businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance.

Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Consultancy guidance for providing expert advice to businesses and organisations, on a range of industrial or commercial problems.

Commercialising your research

Commercialising your research

How to commercialise the outcomes of your research, including protecting your intellectual property and disclosing your inventions to the University.

SETsquared Innovation Centre

University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre

We offer work space, business acceleration and inspiration for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them.

Public Engagement

Demonstrate how your research produces real benefits and makes a difference to society.

Supporting any researcher, no matter their discipline, to engage and share your research with the pubic.

Research governance

How to conduct your research with integrity to comply with policies, procedures and regulations, for good research practice.


Researchfish logo

Researchfish collects information about the outcomes of your research, for demonstrating impact and value to funders.

Internal Peer Review

Internal Peer Review process

The University Research Committee has endorsed a system of internal peer review, to support researchers in translating ideas into externally funded proposals.

About us

Research & Innovation Services (RIS) is responsible for advancing the University's international reputation for research and knowledge transfer by:

  • increasing the volume of externally funded research
  • improving grant application success rates
  • enhancing strategic and operational support to academic departments

RIS is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access the research expertise and knowledge of the University of Bath.

Contact RIS

Contact RIS if you have any questions about your research or innovation