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The Project Bidding Development team are committed to supporting colleagues in identifying and submitting applications to funders that fit their ideas.

There are a number of ways we may to able to assist you in identifying appriopriate funding:

  • Through existing expertise in supporting the development of bids to a variety of funders
  • Interrogating funding databases which we subscribe to in order to identify appropriate funders for your project or research ideas
  • Our easy to follow factsheets on key funders
  • Our web based resources and regular bulletins to update you on the latest funding opportunities and policy developments
  • By offering one to one funding opportunity search sessions in Telford, Wolverhampton and Walsall.  Find the latest workshops here.

Colleagues within the University can access ALL our funding resources by clicking here

 

The Project Bidding Development team are committed to supporting colleagues in identifying and submitting applications to funders that fit their ideas.

 There are a number of ways we may be able to assist you in identifying appropriate funding:

  • Through existing expertise in supporting the development of bids to a variety of funders
  • Interrogating funding databases which we subscribe to in order to identify appropriate funders for your project or research idea
  • Our easy to follow factsheets on key funders
  • Our web based resources and regular bulletins to update you on the latest funding opportunities and policy developments.
  • By offering one to one funding opportunity search sessions in Telford, Wolverhampton and Walsall. Further details can be found on the workshop and event webpage.
  • A practical guide for UK and European research funding including detailed background information of national funding programmes, hints and tips for writing and submitting research grant applications.  You can view the guide on our Guidelines, Templates and Factsheets page.

UK Research and Innovation

In 2018, UK Research and Innovation(JKRI) replaced Research Councils UK(RCUK). UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. Find out more on their website.

Charities and Trusts

The Academy of Medical Sciences- an independent body within the UK which works to represent and support a range of medical sciences. Further information about the Academy can be found here.

Alzheimer’s Research UK -  the UK’s leading dementia research charity specialising in finding preventions, causes, treatments and a cure for dementia. Further information about ARUK can be found here.

Arts Council- funds arts activities that engage people in England or help artists and arts organisations carry out their work. Further information about Arts Council can be found here.

British Academy - UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences. Funding sources enable UK researchers to work with scholars and resources in other countries, sustain a British research presence in various parts of the world and help to attract overseas scholars to the UK. 

British Heart Foundation- providing research grants that aim to play a leading role in the fight against diseases of the heart and circulation by supporting vital, pioneering research into their causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

British Lung Foundation - leading the fight against lung disease through research, prevention and campaigning, supporting patients and families and supporting health care professionals. 

Cancer Research UK- Grants, research and training development funding. 

Daphne Jackson Trust- The Daphne Jackson Trust is focused upon supporting scientists and engineers who are returning to their research careers after a career break. 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. Primary interests of the foundation are in the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabliing disadvantaged people to participate fully in society. 

John Templeton Foundation- A number of topics - including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose - can be found under more than one core funding area. The foundation welcomes proposals that bring together these overlapping elements, especially by combining the tools and approaches of different disciplines. 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation- endowed charity that funds a large, UK-wide research and development programme. They seek to understand the root causes of social problems, to identify ways of overcoming them, and to show how social needs can be met in practice. Further information about the Joseph Rowntree Foundation can be found here.

The Leverhulme Trust- funding for research and education projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines, the ambition being to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training. Further information about the Leverhulme Trust can be found here.

Royal Academy of Engineering- Britain's national academy for engineering brings together the country's most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. Resources of interest under Education, Research and Industry and Prizes in the site menu. Further information about the Royal Academy of Engineering can be found here.

Royal Society- the society has three roles: it is the UK academy of science promoting the natural and applied sciences, a learned society, and a funding agency. Further information about the Royal Society can be found here.

Royal Society of Chemistry- the UK's professional body for chemical scientists, the Royal Society of Chemistry supports and promotes the chemical sciences by educating future scientists, partnering with industry and academia and advising governments on policy. Further information about the Royal Society of Chemistry can be found here.

Wellcome Trust- the Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation which continously works towards improvements in human and animal health. Supported areas include the medical humanities and biomedical research. Further information about the Wellcome Trust can be found here.

National Lottery

National Lottery money is given out by 12 independent organisations, each with specialist knowledge of their sectors.

All are arms length from Government and follow strict guidelines when deciding which applications will be successful.

You can search the funding available here. 

The European Union

  • Horizon2020 
  • Erasmus+ 

If you require further information about the European funding opportunities please contact Tatiana Panteli or Weronika Urbanska

If you would like support with identifying open funding opportunities please contact the Funding Information and Research Officers (FIROs)Helen White or Victoria Brett, who will be able to assist with a funding search tailored to your research interests.

For regular updates on both National and European Funding Opportunities make sure you check the monthly Funding Bulletin edited by FIROs. 

If you require seek further information about the European funding opportunities please contact Tatiana Panteli or Weronika Urbanska