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Open Research Accelerator Fund – now open for applications

13 Mar 2023

Find out more about the fund and how to apply

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In 2022 the Office for Open Research co-ordinated the Open Research Accelerator Fund which provided £19,000 to nine separate projects designed to further the development of open research practice across The University of Manchester.

There were a range of applications across the faculties highlighting the diversity of the open research movement at the University. Further details of the funded projects can be found on our website:

This year, we are pleased to announce that £100,000 has been allocated to the fund over the next two financial years (2023/24 and 2024/25).

Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday, 31 May 2023.

Who can apply for the fund?

The Accelerator Fund is open to PGRs and staff at The University of Manchester.

How much can be applied for?

There will be two distinct funding levels:

  • awards up to £2000
  • awards up to £20,000.

Application process

The successful projects must show how they align with the University’s open research principles and how they will contribute to a sustainable culture change. For further information about the application form and award criteria, please refer to the Office for Open Research website.

If potential applicants would like their application to be reviewed prior to final submission, please contact the team no later than Friday, 26 May 2023.

Find out more

For all enquiries relating to the Accelerator Fund, please contact the Office for Open Research Team