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Institutional Research Support Fund 2020/2021

The current financial position of the University means that the Research Development Fund and Humanities Research Fund have been temporarily paused during the period 01 August 2020 – 31 July 2021.

However, to support researchers to access funding for ‘business critical’ spend during this period, an institutional Research Support Fund has been established.

This will grant internal awards up to a maximum of £5,000 in the following areas:

  • Seed-corn funding to support new projects leading to external grant applications to prestigious research funders
  • Open Access costs*
  • Publishing costs including image copyright
  • Membership of research consortia and networks

*Applicants whose research is supported by UK Research Councils or COAF Partners should apply to the Library's Open Access grant scheme. If you are not eligible for this scheme then you should apply to the IRSF. Please indicate in your application if you have applied to the Library’s Open Access grant scheme.

Please visit the Institutional Research Support Fund 2020/2021 webpage for further details and application deadlines

Mon 16 Nov 2020, 10:00

The Chimpanzee Conga - how humans learnt to dance

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Durham University and Free University of Brussels found two chimpanzees performed a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a conga-line.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 15:55

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels

A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Warwick uses the latest findings of Artificial Intelligence to detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals, via wearable sensors.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 15:52

How do consumers respond to missing (and deliberately withheld) information?

New research by Sunita Sah and Daniel Read (Warwick) investigates whether people understand that if others (marketers or politicians) withhold information from them, its likely to be bad news for the person from whom the information is being withheld. The short answer is that to a large degree people do not understand this. Useful to know the next time you come to restaurant that has not posted its hygiene rating on the door.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 14:59

Why don't people stand up to dictatorships?

Professor Nick Chater asks why people don't rise up against dictatorial regimes.

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 13:00

Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

A study of 34,000 people by Warwick researchers finds our memory is significantly affected by pollution.

Fri 01 Nov 2019, 13:00

Reading the past like an open book - researchers use text to measure two hundred years of happiness

Scientists from Warwick have discovered the year we were at our happiest. Our national happiness levels of previous centuries (1820-2009) measured for the first time.

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 15:32 | Tags: GRPNews


Data science tackles some of society's biggest issues

Services for homeless people could be improved greatly through the use of data science, thanks to the UK's inaugural 12-week Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) programme.

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 14:52 | Tags: GRPNews

How to become more patient - add a zero

Daniel Read presents new ideas on how to nudge people into thinking more of the future when making choices that extend into it.

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 15:01 | Tags: GRPNews