Due to industrial action at a number of universities, the deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to Wednesday 21st March 2018, 5pm. This is to enable the endorsement of applications by Heads of Department and Research Office staff.

Incomplete applications that have not been endorsed by this new deadline will not be accepted.

About the scheme

The purpose of the Research Incentive Grants (RIG) scheme is to make it possible for an Early Career Researcher to undertake, as the Principal Investigator, a short research project, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project.

The principal criterion for the award of a RIG is that the planned research is of excellent quality, will enable the principal investigator to develop a new project or line of research and is likely to lead to high quality outputs and outcomes. Research Incentive Grants are tenable between 1 and 12 months. The maximum award that can be applied for is £10,000 and the minimum is £1,500. Up to 70 new projects may be funded in this round. 

View the Research Incentive Grant page for more details on how to apply.

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