The University of Birmingham offers a range of internal funding opportunities designed to help support your research:
Travel funds: Birmingham International Engagement Fund
The University is keen to develop research links with the key markets of Brazil, China (particularly around Guangzhou), India and North America (the US and Canada). As a result, the Birmingham International Engagement Fund has been established to allow academics to seek funding for travel to these regions to establish and develop research collaborations.
Collaboration with North America
The International Relations Team manages several funds, which support cooperation with institutions in North America, including the BRIDGE Partnership.
ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account has been awarded to the University of Birmingham by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in order to fund knowledge exchange and impact from 2014 – 2018. The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account is a flexible and dynamic fund designed to energise the local social science community to deliver timely impact initiatives, which build upon excellent research and engage non-academic users in generating positive change.
Three schemes are available:
Follow-on Fund: supports the development of innovative and experimental forms of knowledge exchange from existing or ongoing quality research.
Secondment Fund: supports the inward and outward secondment of staff, intended to developer sustainable partnerships between academic and non-academic organisations.
Urgency Fund: enables research staff to respond quickly to urgent, rare or unforeseen events.
Further information including details about how to apply.
External funding opportunities
External funding opportunities are regularly disseminated to the College via direct emails, or the College Weekly Newsletter.
If you wish to explore options for research funding, you are welcome to contact the Research Facilitator for your School at any time to discuss relevant opportunities for your career, or for your research idea.
Research Professional: Research Funding Database
The College of Social Sciences has a Social Science Funding Opportunities mini site on Research Professional, where you can click on custom built searches of funding opportunities that are relevant to research within the College of Social Sciences. We also bookmark interesting opportunities on this page.
For further information about Research Professional, including an introduction to using the database effectively, please contact Sonia Large.