School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

HEIF - Knowledge Exchange Funding

Funding to support business engagement and impact.

The University has allocated £30,000 of funding to MPS this year, for impact activities and business engagement. Any researcher in MPS is eligible to apply.

We have relative autonomy about how that money is spent so ideas are welcome. Examples of fundable activities are:

  • Encourage potential REF cases and industrial engagement
  • Application and market research projects
  • Visits to industry partners
  • Short technical feasibility studies
  • Enterprise training and events
  • Industrial engagement in data science through DISCUS
  • Marketing of innovation and KE projects
  • Public engagement initiatives leading to generation of income

Please note that the HEIF funding covers only Directly Incurred Costs; overheads will be supported by the School. For help preparing the staff costing, please refer to the guide to REED staff costs

For enquiries on HEIF, please contact Nile Amos, our Business Partnership Manager for Future Technologies at:

To apply, complete this application form, and send it via email to

Applications can be made at any time, but to ensure a timely review of the proposals, we kindly request to send your application no later than Monday 9th October 2023.