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.
- Knowledge Exchange (KE) Seed Fund (next round open in mid Oct 2013, deadline Nov 2013 (tbc)
- BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition
- Finding Knowledge Exchange/ Public and Industry Engagement Schemes on ResearchProfessional.com
- ResearchProfessional workgroup searches / e-mail alerts
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.
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Seed Fund (next round open in mid Oct 2013, deadline Nov 2013 (tbc)
The Knowledge Exchange Seed fund (KE Seed fund) supports KE projects and activities, with preference for new ventures which will expand the University's external relationships and impact, and inform our engagement methods and portfolio.
Grants are expected to be up to £2,500. The next round will open in mid Oct 2013. 28 Nov 2013 is the expected deadline (date tbc), which will be a gathered field. Specification and application form for the Nov 2013 round are under review, to be released in mid Oct 2013.
Contact: Matt Smart, KEIT, Research Services, tel. +44 (0)1865 270158.
BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition
The Oxford Biosciences Forum is leading the University’s entry to the BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition. On 2nd October 2013 visitors from the BBSRC and several University speakers presented at a workshop on Knowledge Exchange and Impact. The presentations are available here:
- Presentation on BBSRC approach to knowledge Exchange by the BBSRC visitors (12,999kb)
- Presentation by Mark Sansom on Oxford KE activities Biosciences forum (172kb)
- Presentation by Gail Preston on biosciences DTP (3,187kb)
- Presentation by Paul Smith on MNH “Sparking Impact” project (8,745kb)
Finding Knowledge Exchange/ Public and Industry Engagement Schemes on ResearchProfessional.com
All members of the University have access to the funding opportunities email alerting service and comprehensive searchable database ResearchProfessional.com.
Create your own searches
Please see our ResearchProfessional Quick Start Guide (139kb) and How best to search for funding opportunities on RP.com (807kb)
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 ResearchProfessional.com Calendar Guide (192kb)
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
- AHRC Schemes
- Media Fellowships
- Medical Translational Awards
- Public Engagement
- Research Council Innovation Grants
- Technology Strategy Board
- Workshops and Networks
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.)
ResearchProfessional.com 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.