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The following opportunities are currently open:

Catalyst Fund

The fund commits up to £45 million in annual funding. This money aims to drive innovation in the HE sector, enhance excellence and efficiency in HE, and support innovative solutions at a time of changes to funding and regulation. 

Deadline: There is normally no deadline for submitting proposals; we consider proposals at any time.

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Catalyst Fund: Supporting mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students

Funding of up to £150,000 from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund is available to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students. 

Deadline: Higher education institutions and further education colleges that are directly funded by HEFCE and have a postgraduate research student population may submit proposals by noon on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

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UK Research Partnership Investment Fund: round six

A further £220 million is available to universities across the UK for the development of leading-edge research facilities that support collaboration and excellent research.


Please inform the UKRPIF team at HEFCE of your intention to submit an expression of interest (EOI) by noon on Friday 10 November 2017.

EOIs should then be submitted by noon on Friday 12 January 2018.

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Page last updated 17 November 2017