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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Call for Applications - HEIF Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund 2017/18

Published: 2 August 2017
Call for applications HEIF funding

SMMI has been granted £100,000 Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund for 2017/18. This is funded from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) to stimulate interactions with industry and another users of University research.

The fund aims to pump-prime interdisciplinary research activity across Faculties, within a marine and maritime theme, that will ultimately lead to the development of full research grants or contract proposals that involve at least one industrial partner.  Projects arising will be externally-funded either directly by industry or the collaboration with the industrial partner(s) will be leveraged through public funding sources, either national or international.  It is anticipated that each £10k invested by this scheme will lead to ~£500k of grant proposal.

This fund encourages interdisciplinary applications with the stated intent of collecting preliminary data for grant applications. The projects will exclude established, low risk, exercises and we encourage Early Career Researcher participation. Collaborations between SMMI Members from different academic units and faculties will be a prerequisite, as is the enterprise component. This Fund will further develop the philosophy of interdisciplinary research sponsored by the University and advocated by SMMI. Successful projects will be awarded funding within a range of £5K to £20K.

SMMI Members are invited to submit applications for funding by the deadline of Friday 29 September 2017.

Please see the download below for guidance on submitting proposals, conditions of funding and an application form.

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