Research and knowledge exchange

Research Opportunities Fund

The Research Opportunities Fund is designed to provide initial funds for faculty to stimulate new interdisciplinary ideas and research projects. It will provide initial support for research programmes amongst researchers from different disciplines within Sussex and/or with key external collaborators.

Research Opportunities Fund 

Activities could for instance take the form of workshops designed to engender new research collaborations (rather than as one-off events in their own right), visits to or from key collaborators and the preparation of large external grant applications.  

The activities that the fund supports are expected to initiate a programme of research leading to substantive joint funding proposals and publications enhancing Sussex’s research reputation and driving up research income.

This fund is not intended to underwrite conference organisation, seminar series, or small research expenses which would normally be funded from a personal research allowance provided by your School. 

Funding could be used for:

  • Developing a network to respond to a specific interdisciplinary funding call;
  • Visits for Sussex faculty to engage with key collaborators (national and international) in the development of joint proposals;
  • Identifying new interdisciplinary research questions and problems that have the potential to shape future funding agendas;

The maximum amount that can be applied for is £1,500. Funding must be incurred and claimed by 31 July 2024 at the latest.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

More information can be found in the specificiation and application form:

ROF specification 2023-24 

ROF application form 2023-24



If you would like to discuss your application or have costing queries please contact:

Catherine Peck, Research Development and Initiatives Officer, at