Social Sciences Business Engagement Seed Fund - apply now!

Rolling deadline until 19th January 2024

This scheme is a really flexible fund, designed for those who are starting to think about collaborating with businesses. Funding of up to £6,000 per award is available to support colleagues to build mutually beneficial partnerships with external stakeholders, such as businesses, industry bodies, and not-for-profit organisations, in meaningful and productive two-way discussions. For example, it could fund some crucial preparatory work, facilitate discussions and meetings, support development of collaborative projects, or pilot a new idea. Funding covers direct costs and can typically include Research Assistant time, travel and subsistence, costs for online activity, external consultancy (e.g. for IT, comms, design etc.).

These grants are intended as a first step in developing new collaborations that will, in turn, open up opportunities for new projects. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, ensuring that successful projects can start swiftly when opportunities with partners arise. Projects must complete by 30 June 2024.


For more information and how to apply