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Research & Innovation Services (RIS)

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


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Change Champions Launch Event

26 Jan 2022 12.15pm Online

A launch event for the University's new Change Champions programme for developing your leadership skills to effect change.

RIS drop-in session - 15 February

15 Feb 2022 10.15am Online

RIS will be hosting a general drop-in session on 15 February where members of RIS teams will be available to offer support for a research grant proposal.

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.

Bath Beacons

An onsite industry collaboration taking place

Our multidisciplinary Beacons empower our research community to tackle major global challenges by building consortia for large-scale funding.

Research Development

We support academic staff to secure grant funding and realise their research ambitions.

Running a research project

Information about financial and project management.

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

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

Achieving KE and 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.

Supporting KE and research impact

How we can support you to achieve Knowledge Exchange and impact from your research.

Impact Acceleration Account

Impact Acceleration Account

Find out about and apply to the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which provides funding to develop the impact from your EPSRC funded research.

Research governance

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

Research policy and governance

Policies and procedure folders

Information and news about all research policy and governance matters that may have an impact on research staff or their research.


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