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Research Culture Seed Fund


The Research Culture Seed Fund has been launched as part of the University’s Research Culture Action Plan (RCAP) - a key focus for the research & innovation strand of Strategy 2030, which commits to fostering a “creative, inclusive and collaborative” research culture.

The Fund will pump-prime innovative approaches to enhancing the environment in which research takes place at the University, and act as a ‘test bed’ for new ideas which could serve as best practice models to be rolled out in other parts of the University.

The eligibility criteria for the Fund are broad, encompassing a vast array of possible initiatives, and open to academics, non-academic staff and students alike, as long as they can demonstrate added value for the research culture (as defined by RCAP) in a particular area – whether that’s a research group or lab, a wider department, more broadly at faculty or institutional level, or other groupings.