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Deadline nears to apply for Research Development Fund

The closing date for applications to the third round of the Research Development Fund is 5pm on Friday 17 April 2015.

The RDF is designed to develop activities that will lead to substantive external research proposals.

The scheme is intentionally flexible, recognising that different disciplines have different requirements for research development. The scheme will therefore fund activities potentially ranging from the gathering of data to support a specific funding proposal to the hosting of visiting academics, practitioners, policymakers and industrial partners to develop collaborative projects with Sussex researchers.

Projects would normally be expected to run for a maximum of 12 months and faculty from all departments are eligible to apply.  

Funds available for this fourth round are approximately £250k. Applicants can apply for projects ranging from £5k - £50K. Projects towards the higher end of this scale would have to have an especially compelling rationale to be successful. Cost sharing with Schools is encouraged. 

Funds could be used for example to support lab based work, work related to clinical trials, archival research, literature searches, scoping activities, or web based research. 

Applications need to include a statement of support from the applicant’s Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange.

Further details about the scheme and information on how to apply is available on the Sussex Research website.

A FAQ sheet is also available here.

Information on the 27 awards made under the first three rounds is available here.

If you would like to discuss a potential application, please contact  Alan Lester  or Debbie Foy-Everett

If you need help costing your proposal please contact Debbie Foy-Everett

Posted on behalf of: Sussex Research
Last updated: Monday, 30 March 2015