University Research Committee Strategic Research Fund

The University of Bristol Strategic Research Fund enables the University Research Committee to pump-prime new and transformative research activities, support emerging research strengths, and to support and empower research leaders in leading large national/international research priorities. This complements other funding available across the University, e.g. through the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship schemeIASWUN or University Research Institute funding schemes.

Eight research projects have most recently been awarded in the second round of the Strategic Research Fund - Strategic Fund Awards 2017/18 (PDF, 190kB)

Twelve research projects were awarded funding from the Strategic Research Fund in early 2017 - Strategic Fund Awards 2016/17 (PDF, 37kB)

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There will not be a call for applications for 2018/19 projects. We will provide an update regarding future rounds of Strategic Research Funding as soon as further information is available.