Knowledge Exchange Internal Seed fund – Call

people_banner_blue2The Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund is now open for applications. This is an internal grant scheme for KE (knowledge exchange) projects and is designed to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.

Cohesive aims and activities, realistically planned and budgeted, are favoured with Value for Money a priority. Grants are typically expected to be up to £2,500, and cover direct costs only.

Potential KE activities are many and varied. Ideas include, but are by no means limited to:
— Innovative marketing and communication of research impacts
— Meetings to develop co-ordinated bids for external funding, for projects involving external partners
— Engagements with knowledge generation and R&D through crowdsourcing
— Market assessment as part of a commercial opportunity
— Workshops/seminars and networking events with industry, the 3rd sector and/or public policy makers exploring key issues arising during or from research

The deadline for this call is the 14th September 2015

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Internal Call: EPSRC Grants to Support Knowledge Exchange and Impact

On behalf of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research), Professor Ian Walmsley, we invite PIs at Oxford who currently hold or have recently held EPSRC grants or conduct research within the EPSRC programme landscapes to apply for small grants to support Knowledge Exchange and Impact activities. Heads of EPSRC DTCs at Oxford and supervisors of other EPSRC-supported DPhil students are warmly invited to apply to support student activities.

The EPSRC’s aims for this area of funding are ‘to support the full range of impact activity that delivers or promotes the benefits of research and PhD training to a full range of end users across industry, the public sector, the third sector and the wider public.’  (see also ** below)

Activities must be completed and funds expended by 30 March 2013.

Max. 2 page applications for grants (from £250-£5,000) are invited by Friday 18 January.

** Potential KT and Impact activities are many and varied. Ideas include but are not limited to

  1. Early stage proof of concept studies as part of an intellectual property (IP) commercialisation plan
  2. Market assessment as part of an IP commercialisation plan
  3. Workshops/seminars and networking events with the general public, industry, the 3rd sector and/or public policy makers exploring key issues arising during or from your research
  4. Lectures for the public
  5. Engagement with policy makers and opinion leaders
  6. Impact fellows
  7. Knowledge Transfer Associates targeted at promising research areas
  8. Media event(s)
  9. Industry event(s) (workshop, seminar, showcase, joint academe-industry planning days etc)
  10. Industry secondment/people exchange
  11. Visits to research users (incl. industry labs)
  12. Marketing and communication of research results, incl. e.g. via newsletter, leaflet and other publication costs, dedicated web site, podcast, DVD, etc
  13. Production of videos to increase accessibility to research outputs and dissemination to next stage investors