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Santander Funding Opportunities

SantanderApplications are now open for the Santander Mobility Fund and Santander Staff Research Award.  Santander funding is available to encourage student mobility for a short term project and for staff who require support for a research project.

Both forms need to be submitted to by the 30 April 2017.

Santander Mobility Fund March 2017  2017 Santander Staff Research Application Form

Reminder: ‘Working with industry’ seminar

It’s all go in the School of Science and Technology on Thursday!

Dr Terry Tudor has asked us to remind you that the ‘Working with industry: funding opportunities‘ seminar will be taking place this Thursday, 17th March in Newton Hall.

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Carolyn Roberts (Specialist) and Dr Lis Broome (Knowledge Transfer Manager), from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is the engagement arm of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

For further details please see the original post.

Working with industry – funding opportunities seminar

Submitted by Dr Terry Tudor

You are invited to a seminar on funding opportunities on Thursday March 17, from 1 to 3pm, in Newton Hall. ** Updated venue

The seminar will briefly review the advantages for university staff and students of working with industry, and explore ways to make a start, or deepen your links with businesses. There will be an opportunity to look at the financial support available from government and other sources (including European funding) to support collaborations. It will also review the characteristics of a good collaborative funding bid.

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Funding opportunity: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

British Library_logo_100The British Library is currently advertising three Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships, to begin in October 2016.  The call is open to researchers of postdoctoral standing with a contract of employment with a UK HEI.

There are three research topics:

  • The Working Life of Scientists: Exploring the Culture of Scientific Research
  • Digital Publishing and the Reader
  • Hans Sloane’s Books: Evaluating an Enlightenment Library

Further details and the application form are available from the British Library website.

Santander Staff Research Award

SantanderSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project. The project should be aligned to the University or School’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries below. The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

Santander network countries currently include Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UAE and Uruguay.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 June 2015 to

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship – £500

The deadline for applications for the Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship is the 15th May 2015. Find out how you can apply.

Dr Mike Daniel was Pro Rector (Academic Quality) from 1993​-2002 and played a major role in guiding the institution towards taught degree awarding powers and university college designation. At his untimely death in 2002 he was preparing the case for full university designation, friends and colleagues raised sufficient funds to create a research degree scholarship to be named after him.

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Internal scholarships now advertised

The following scholarships are now being advertised:

T D Lewis – UG and PG – deadline 19 May
Mike Daniel – PG – deadline 12 May
Sir John Lowther – PG Arts – deadline 2 June

The application forms are available on the website at  

Good luck!

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

The Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards are a fantastic opportunity for current students and graduates who are looking to secure investment for their projects.  Santander will be making an award of £5,000 for the winner of the undergraduate award, and £20,000 for the winner of the postgraduate award, together with smaller prizes for second and third places.  The competition is open to current students or alumni who have graduated within the last 2 years.  Applicants can be individuals or groups, and will need to prepare a business plan.  The University will put forward the best entry in each category for Santander to consider.

For further details, and to discuss this opportunity, please contact Sharon Irwin, Enterprise Club Manager, at or on 01604 892626.  Please note that the deadline for applications is 14 March 2014.

View the information pack: 2014 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards Pack

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards – Deadline 22 March 2013

The Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards for 2013 offer a fantastic opportunity for students and graduates. The aim of the awards is to offer increased support in the form of funding for young entrepreneurs who have either recently graduated from or who are still studying at Santander Partner Universities. As well as providing cash investment to assist with ideas and business, the winners will also receive valuable press coverage through the recognition received from this initiative.

To find out the eligibility criteria and how to apply, go to:

Funding opportunity: British Federation for Women Graduates’ Fund for Women Graduates

British Federation of Women Graduates, Foundation Grants

The British Federation for Women Graduates’ Fund for Women Graduates invites applications for its foundation grants. These help women graduates with their living expenses while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain.

Women from Britain and overseas are eligible to apply; there is no upper age limit. Any subject or field of study will be considered.

Grants will not normally exceed £6,000, and contribute towards the living expenses of one year’s academic study or research.

Closing Date:  3 May 2013