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Research Support and Funding

Research Support and Funding

Find out about funding, events and competitions to support research.

The Institute for Social Science supports research in a number of ways:

  • Pioneer Awards
  • running events on particular themes or topics

All these activities are open to researchers across the university, from postgraduates to senior professors. In addition, we support the next generation of researchers through our annual 'Challenge Labs' programme.

We run these in conjunction with the Humanities Research Institute and Institute for Creative Arts Practice.

We are always looking for new projects to nurture and support. We are happy to meet with individuals or clusters to discuss how we can help.

Please contact either Liz Todd, our Director, Jen Bagelman, our Deputy Director, or Alex Robson, Institutes Officer.

Pioneer Awards - 21/22

The HaSS Faculty’s Research Institutes (Creative Arts Practice, Humanities and Social Science) invite applications to the Pioneer Awards 21-2022. 

Please note that there are three calls (and deadlines) that span the academic year 21-2022.

These Awards offer a uniquely supportive environment where collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are specifically encouraged. They offer funding for research projects (including networking and engagement activities).

We invite applications from staff and PGRs from all Faculties. Applications from PGRs must include a named member of academic staff/supervisor who will act as project mentor/approver.

Please note, if your application is successful, you will have 12 months to use the funds allocated in support of your project and in-line with your application.

Pioneer Awards More Information

Pioneer Awards Application Form 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences