Posts in Research Funding Category

Re: The Funding Development team

Dear colleagues, there recently has been the announcement of funding cuts affecting several programs and funders. The scale of the planned cuts will result in the termination of existing and future research projects. These follow the Chancellor’s decision to reduce overseas aid spending from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income. This was reported in […]


Step-by-step guide to impact: Part 3 Planning impact through bidding

If you have ever applied for external funding before, for example through a Research Council, you will no doubt have been asked to consider the impact of your research by means of completing an impact summary and pathways to impact document. This was a previously requirement in order to provide funders with detail on the […]


Cuts to ODA Research funding

Dear colleagues, if you have previously applied to Global Challenges Research (GCRF) or Newton funding? Please be aware that these funding might be affected by the planned government cuts to Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. As a result, these cuts also affect other UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding which would typically require ODA/GCRF co-funding. […]


UK participation in EU Programmes for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

Following Brexit, the following is an update regarding UK participation in Horizon Europe and other EU programmes  As part of the agreement reached between the UK and the EU, the UK has announced that it will associate to Horizon Europe. Association will give UK scientists, researchers and businesses access to funding under the programme on equivalent terms as organisations in […]


Research Impact Fund 2020/21 – Special Call

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2017-2027 places impact at its heart, with one of its core values being to ‘transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to deliver innovative fundamental and applied research with impact’. With this in mind, the Research Impact Fund is offering individuals and groups up to £3000 that must be match-funded by their […]


It’s that time of the year!

Dear Colleagues, It’s that time of the year when the University shuts down for Christmas holidays.. The Research Development Team will be working until Friday December 18, 2020. We will be opening in the new year..precisely January 04, 2021. We wish you all a great break..and look forward to a great year!


Get up to speed with the Regs

Dear Colleagues, There have been revisions to the University Policies and Regulations which can be found here. The Research Bidding guidelines for instance are useful to peruse if you are interested in bidding for funding. Another interesting guideline is the Anti-Money Laundering Policy. Money laundering is the process of taking profits obtained illegally and transforming them into legitimate assets. The University has several controls in place to minimise the […]


ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for Manchester, with many famous festivals and productions unable to proceed during these unprecedented times. However, the annual Festival of Social Science, which takes place from November 7th-15th will go ahead as planned in a new virtual format. The local version of this national festival is now in its […]


Research Funding Application Notification Now Online

Have you prepared a bid or grant application for submission in the past few months? Did you notice that there are a few changes in the process? Here are the changes: * Colleagues need to complete a Grant notification form (NGA). * The Associate Dean for Research (ADR) must sign the NGA. * A requirement […]


ESRC Festival of Social Science November 2020 – Call for Applications Now Open!

The University of Salford will again partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to host the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science in 2020. Our ambition is that the Festival of Social Science (FoSS) will be a flagship event for the social sciences. In 2020 FoSS […]