School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Funds)

The School has funds via the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) that are dedicated to developing Knowledge Exchange (KE) with non-academic partners, including cultural and social organisations*, business & enterprise, and the public sector. We are particularly keen to support projects which will contribute to the School's developing KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework) profile. Research England has set some key areas of Knowledge Exchange which HEIF funding can be invested in; including: 

1. Research Partnerships (e.g. a collaborative research project with an external organisation contributing funding) 
2. Working with Business
3. Working with the Public/Third Sector
4. Skills, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship
5. Local Growth/Regeneration/Sustainabilty
6. IP and Commercialisation

*The National Centre for Academic & Cultural Exchange (NCACE), funded by Research England, is a useful resource in exploring how arts and humanities research can lead to effective Knowledge Exchange partnerships (see the recent NCACE Report

Please note that all awarded funds must be spent by the end of the financial year (31st July)

Apply for HEIF funding [DOCX 43.93KB]

If you would like to make an application to HEIF but would appreciate some advice about whether your project fits the criteria, please get in touch with and we will be happy to help.