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Welcome news for researchers as the Research Development Fund is reinstated for 2021/22

The University’s Research Development Fund (RDF), which was temporarily withdrawn during 2020-2021, has now been reinstated for the 2021/22 academic year.

This will provide pump-priming support for new research initiatives and/or future external funding applications, with approved projects commencing from 01 August 2021.

The fund will consist of three faculty-level schemes, for bids of up to £10,000, and a cross-faculty ‘strategic’ programme for larger awards of up to £25,000.

Professor Pam Thomas PVC (Research) commented:

"The Research Development Fund drives future success in research and reinstating it from 2021 is a very positive step forward for researchers from across the faculties."

Bids into the strategic programme will be invited via an open call later in March 2021.

For further information on the Research Development Fund, please contact

Thu 11 Mar 2021, 10:12 | Tags: funding risfeed