BU has a small amount of funding available to facilitate engagement and research with charitable organisations. The purpose of the funding is to:
- Increase engagement with charities in order to further the impact of BU’s research
- To increase the amount of research undertaken collaboratively with charities
- Encourage future funding bids with charitable partners.
The fund can be used flexibly, providing a strong case can be made and the assessment criteria are met. Funding could be used to fund travel, equipment, merchandise or event costs etc., but all funding will need to be spent by 31 July 2019.
The fund is open to all researchers across BU, including those who are already working with charitable organisations and those who would like to build up new networks. In particular, the panel would welcome the following types of applications:
- Small travel grants of up to £200 to help facilitate relationship development with charitable organisations
- Projects of up to £1,500 which will either facilitate new relationships with charities or build on existing research collaborations.
A further call will be opened in the summer for applications for the 2019/20 financial year.
If you have any questions about your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BU’s Research Principles
Putting the Research Impact Fund into strategic context, under BU2025, the following funding panels operate to prioritise applications for funding and make recommendations to the Research Performance and Management Committee (RPMC).
There are eight funding panels:
- HEIF Funding Panel
- GCRF Funding Panel
- Research Impact Funding Panel
- Doctoral Studentship Funding Panel
- ACORN Funding Panel
- Research Fellowships Funding Panel
- Charity Support Funding Panel
- SIA Funding panel
Please see further announcements regarding each initiative over the coming weeks.
- Principle 5 – which sets of the context for such funding panels,
- Principle 6 and Outcome 9 – which recognises the need for interdisciplinary and the importance of social science and humanities (SSH).