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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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This page lists projects funded by the Catalyst Fund since its inception in 2012-13 and provides links for further information.

It includes projects funded under our calls for bids on specific topics, as well as those individual projects funded through our regular process.

Supporting mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students (2018)

17 projects to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students

Closing the skills gap and supporting the Industrial Strategy through curriculum development (2018)

34 universities and colleges to deliver new and enhanced higher courses in conjunction with industry

Tackling sexual harassment and hate crime, on campus and online (2017)

Round 1: 63 funded projects Round 2: 45 funded projects

Addressing barriers to student success (2017)

Aston University

Coventry University

University of Derby

University of Exeter

Gateshead College

University of Huddersfield

Kingston University

University of Leeds

University of Manchester

New College Durham

Nottingham Trent University

The Open University

University of Portsmouth

Roehampton University

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University of the West of England

Innovations in teaching and learning (2016)

67 projects which develop and evaluate small-scale, experimental innovations

Police Knowledge Fund (2015)

University of Bedfordshire

University of Cambridge

City University London

University of Exeter

Keele University

Leeds Beckett University

Liverpool John Moores University

University of Northampton

University of Nottingham

The Open University

University of Sheffield

University of Sussex

UPSI, Cardiff University

University of York

Anchors, technical growth, and small and specialist institutions (2014)

Furness College (technical)

Loughborough University (technical)

Norwich University of the Arts - Digital User Research Lab (technical)

Economic growth (2013)

Anglia Ruskin University

Arts University Bournemouth

University of Brighton

Coventry University

Cranfield University

Lancaster University

University of Nottingham

Open University

Royal College of Art and Imperial College London

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield - NTDC

Sheffield Hallam University

University of Surrey: Digital

University of Sussex

University College London and the University of Cambridge

University of Warwick

Projects on ongoing themes

Association of Colleges

Birkbeck College

University of Bristol

Brunel University London

Canterbury Christ Church

University of Central Lancashire (UcLAN)

University of Chester

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Dudley College of Technology

Falmouth University

University of Gloucestershire

Guildhall School for Music and Drama

Hadlow College

Harper Adams University: Precision Farming

Harper Adams University: Dairy

King's College London

University of Leeds: N8 Policing

University of Leeds: Med Tech

University of Lincoln

University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

London South Bank

Loughborough University: Exercise is Medicine


University of Newcastle: Neptune

University of Newcastle: Northern Health Science Alliance

University of Northumbria

University of Oxford

Queen Mary University of London, KCL and UCL

University of Reading

Royal College of Music

Royal Northern College of Music

SOAS, University of London

University of Sheffield: Career pathways

University of Sheffield: Apprentices

South Devon College

University of Southampton: ICURe

University of Southampton: SEPnet

Southampton Solent University

University of Surrey: Veterinary

Sussex Coast College Hastings

University College London: STEM labs

University of the West of England

University of Winchester

University of Wolverhampton - Springfield Campus

University of York: BioVale

University of York: White Rose

University of York: N8 Agri-Food

Yorkshire Universities



Page last updated 22 March 2018

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