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Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund

The WSI Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund is funded from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and allocated to the University by HEFCE to stimulate interactions with business, industry and external partners, including local government, public sector or charitable organisations.  The WSI awards funding to small projects that fulfil the following criteria: 

Stimulus Fund Call for 2021-22 Projects - CLOSED

The focus of the 2021-22 Call is on Knowledge Exchange activities with external non-academic partners.  Examples of eligible activities may include:  

Applications are invited for interdisciplinary socio-technical projects in the areas of Web Science, Data Science and/or Human-Centred AI.  All projects must involve intrinsic collaboration with an external non-academic partner.   

We welcome applications from University members of staff from all disciplines, particularly those led by Early Career Researchers.  

Projects run between 1 February 2022 and 31 July 2022.   

Awards normally range between £5k and £15k per project. 

Application deadline 
5.00 pm, Friday 7 January 2022 

* Deadline extended to 5.00 pm on Thursday 20 January 2022 *

How to apply
Further information is available in the Call and Application Form document. 
Complete the Project Proposal application form and return it to Alison Tebbutt (

Stimulus Fund

Funded projects

Learn more about our successful projects and the staff involved.

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Further information

If you would like further information regarding this fund, please contact Alison Tebbutt (

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