Knowledge Exchange/Public & Industry Engagement Schemes

Looking for funding for Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities? For example, for projects involving public and cultural engagement, policy and practice engagement or university-business links?

This page contains links to a wide variety of funding opportunities that may be of interest to colleagues at Oxford. Granting bodies use many different terms for 'KE', engagement and industrial collaboration, so one needs to think laterally. Many of the major research funders invite you to include requests for funding for 'KE and impact' as part of regular/mainstream research grants. So, wherever applicable, include the costs of these activities as part of your overall research programme or project.

Please remember that you should liaise with your Departmental Administrator when costing and preparing a grant application and that all applications for external research funding must first be approved by the relevant Head of Department and then (except for applications for less than £20k with no associated staff costs) endorsed on behalf of the University by Research Services, before they can be submitted to the sponsor.

Please submit grant applications to Research Services at least 5 working days before the sponsor’s deadline.

Funding Guide

  • Guide #1: KE Funding Guide: Overview (319kb)  This guide gives an overview of what Knowledge Exchange and Impact (KEI) is (with examples), how to know if it is right for you, and how to apply for KEI funding.
  • Guide #2: KE Funding Guide: Details (585kb)  This guide gives further details on how to apply for funding.

If you have questions, please contact Matt Smart, Project Officer, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team, Research Services. (Tel. 01865 (2)70158).

Impact and Knowledge Exchange: internal funding opportunities

Research Services' Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT) have compiled a list of internal funding opportunities for Impact and Knowledge Exchange

If you have any questions or feedback please contact Matt Smart, KEIT, at

Finding Knowledge Exchange/ Public and Industry Engagement Schemes on

All members of the University have access to the funding opportunities email alerting service and comprehensive searchable database

Create your own searches

Please see our RP quick start guide (109kb) and RP funding search guide (403kb)

You can also find out how to export funding opportunity deadlines automatically into your Outlook Calendar or share online calendars you have created with other colleagues. For further information please see our RP calendar guide (310kb)

Browse workgroup pages

Workgroup pages contain saved searches and, sometimes, saved folders of selected funding opportunities. Workgroups exist for each division and for some departments, research groups or theme.

Various subject-specific funding searches have already been set-up in ResearchProfessional workgroup pages; please see below for details.

ResearchProfessional workgroup searches / e-mail alerts

You will be able to save these Knowledge Exchange funding searches into your own ResearchProfessional account, and by selecting 'Save' and then 'Shortcut and alert' you can choose to receive weekly e-mail alerts for these searches.  (Please note you will need to log-in first.)

Disclaimer and Research Services aim to give the correct information about these opportunities, however, please always check the sponsor's website as details can change, for example the deadline dates.