HEIF-6 funding now available for innovative Knowledge Exchange (KE) projects
Research England provide Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) to universities to facilitate a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between them and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK. The current round of funding is referred to as HEIF-6 and runs from August 2017 to July 2022.
An internal call is now open for applications from BU colleagues who wish to develop innovative projects. Funding will be awarded to those applications that clearly demonstrate how new/existing collaborations will be developed and how societal/economic impact will be achieved, specifically in relation to the generation and exploitation of Intellectual Property and commercialisation. Interdisciplinary and/or cross-Faculty/Professional Services proposal are encouraged, as are proposals with international collaborators.
We anticipate making awards of £25,000-£100,000 per project per year. Please note that the total fund allocated to this call is approximately £300,000 per year. Projects should be up to 24 months in duration and must align to one of BU’s HEIF-6 themes:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Health (focusing on digital health and e-health)
- Digital and creative
Colleagues wishing to apply should read BU’s HEIF-6 strategy and the HEIF-6 FAQs before completing the HEIF-6 application form (part 1 and part 2). These documents can be found on the i-drive (I:/RDS/Public/HEIF 6).
It is highly recommended that you contact Research Development and Support (RDS) prior to applying to this fund to ensure your project is within the scope of the fund. Please contact Knowledge Exchange Adviser, Rachel Clarke, who will discuss in further detail the purpose of the fund and how your project aligns to it.
Applications must be supported by the Project Lead’s Faculty and signed by their Head of Department and relevant Deputy Dean (Research and Professional Practice). Any queries should be sent to Rachel Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
Completed application should be sent to HEIF@bournemouth.ac.uk by midnight on Monday 9th December. The HEIF panel aims to confirm the outcomes of applications by the end of January 2020.