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The Warwick Innovation Fund

Made possible through donations

Do you want to help students, engage communities, or make more of an impact through your research?

Applications for the 2020/21 Innovation Fund are now open. The deadline for applications this year will be end of day on Friday 28th August.

We know that our staff community is constantly coming up with new ideas and exciting innovations. We also know you don’t always have the funds to make these ideas a reality. That's where we can help.

Every year, Warwick receives thousands of donations from alumni, friends and supporters to help us go further and faster in developing programmes that will transform lives.

Donations have helped innovative projects to get started in the past few years, including:

We reserve a proportion of funds to support priorities, kick-start new initiatives and respond to urgent needs.

So if you have a new idea that will help students or engage the local community, or perhaps you know you can make more of an impact through research, why not get in touch using the form below?

How to apply to the Warwick Innovation Fund
  • You need to be a current staff member to apply.
    Applications are welcomed from academics, administrative staff members, or SU reps. You can see our guidelines and download a copy of the questions to help you prepare answers here.
  • Your project has to meet our priorities for fundraising.
    That means it has to benefit students, our local community, or demonstrate clear research impact potential.
  • You can find some examples on these pages.
    Not sure if your idea counts? Take a look at some of the example projects, or get in touch with us at with the subject line 'Warwick Innovation Fund'.


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About your project

Who will your project help?
About your planned budget
About the length of your project
About donations
Is your project supported by your department?
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The Warwick Innovation Fund is currently open for applications.

The disbursement committee meets each year to allocate funds based on the expressed wishes of donors and our fundraising priorities.

The disbursement committee usually meets in late September. Decisions will be made available to applicants shortly after the committee meets.