External funding opportunities

We are all increasingly aware of the importance of knowing about new funding opportunities. To help staff to navigate the UK research funding landscape we have produced a document that summarises some of the key sources of funding which is available to download from this page (staff login required).

We produce a regular funding opportunities bulletin for Faculty of Engineering staff, highlighting the latest research funding calls and news. The bulletin is sent to all departments, please contact Yangna Li if you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive it directly.

Idox GRANTfinder 4 Education is the College’s provider of information on research funding, replacing Research Professional in 2018. It is an online service providing a searchable database of national and international funding opportunities and is accessed through single sign on. All staff involved in research and research administration are encouraged to sign up. For policy news the College also has access to Idox’s ‘The Knowledge Exchange’ database.

Research Office internal funding

There are a number of centrally managed internal funding calls, including but not limited to:

Find out more about the support for staff at the College.

Faculty strategic funding

The Faculty provides strategic funding to foster and enable new cross-departmental initiatives and to kick start strategic priorities before other funding is secured.

Find out more about internal strategic funding opportunities.


Departments across the Faculty offer a range of support and bursaries for research students.

Find out more about research and Phd studentships.