Pump-Primer Research Grants
Our pump-primer awards respond to the barriers that can sometimes be faced when starting a research career, or indeed when progressing your research interests.
We recognise that having the time, space, support and funding to start your research activity can be a challenge, especially for early career researchers and it is these individuals for whom the new award is intended.
Awards are available for £500 – £5,000 for activities such as writing a proposal, carrying out a small-scale study, buying-in specialist skills, convening a support group or network, writing a paper that enhances your research profile, etc. The application form can be downloaded here. Applications are accepted year round.
The intention is that the activity supports and enables your development as an early researcher. It is not intended to support research that is part of an academic award. Funding for this should be requested through our doctoral or post-registration masters funding requests.
We are keen to hear from you. If you have any questions or feedback on this initiative, please email Pam
The Elizabeth Casson Trust also offers large research grants. We issue a call each year, usually in February. These calls can be found on here. The call will also be announced in our News Blasts, along with other funding opportunities on offer. Subscribe to the News Blasts here.