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Application Process

Round 15 for the period 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021 will launch on 6 January 2020.    

Requests for funds outside of the funding rounds can be made in exceptional circumstances. Out of round requests for urgent funding to be spent before the beginning of Round 15 (1 August 2020) should be submitted in the manner below and should justify their urgency. Such ad hoc applications, for small items of funding only (up to £3,000), will be considered expeditiously on a case-by-case basis.

An application to the Scheme should contain a completed application form (below) and:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of support from the Head of Department (or nominated deputy) including confirmation that the application is in line with the aims of the Scheme, that the items requested are of personal benefit to the member of staff, that there is no other source of funding (e.g. grant funding) and (if relevant) that there will be no adverse affect on colleagues (e.g. if the application is for teaching relief).

Application form

Further information

Applications for funding will be considered by a Committee chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations. It will prioritise applicants who are requesting funds for the first time. If there are more eligible requests than there is available funding, awards will be given to those requests which the Committee considers will have the most impact.


Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application for Round 15 in early May 2020.

Future Rounds

Round 16, covering funding for the period 1 February 2021 to 31 July 2021 will launch in August 2020.