Knowledge exchange funding competition
The Office for Students and Research England are running a funding competition to explore the impact of student involvement in knowledge exchange.
We are seeking project proposals which demonstrate how involvement in knowledge exchange activities can benefit students.
We are interested in projects that can provide:
- evidence of the impact on the students
- evidence of the impact on external partners
- examples of good practice, which can be shared across the higher education sector.
Together we are making up to £10 million available for this scheme. A minimum of £250,000 and a maximum of £1 million is available for the successful projects.
Why are we running this competition?
Better evidence of the student benefits of knowledge exchange will help us to share good practice across the sector and improve future knowledge exchange activities.
This will help to optimise the use of the Higher Education Innovation Fund, improving value for money for public funds.
How to apply for funding
Please read our bidding guidance for full information of how to apply for funding and eligibility criteria.
The closing date for bids is 1700 on Friday 13 December 2019.
See the bidding guidance
What is knowledge exchange?
Knowledge exchange is a process that brings together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise.
While knowledge exchange is often considered part of a university’s research activity, it includes a broad range of activities that share higher education knowledge and skills with those outside universities.
Those activities can include:
- partnerships between universities and major manufacturers
- industry-related curriculum development
- work placements for students
- graduate start-ups supported by incubator spaces at providers.