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UMRI Pump-Priming for collaborative research

03 Jan 2024

Funding call to be launched next week – for activities that encourage collaboration and align to four themes, increasing our interdisciplinary research

The University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) Board will be announcing a pump-priming call on Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

The aim of the call is to pump-prime activities to encourage collaboration and strengthen alignment to four themes that will lead to an increase in successful interdisciplinary research through external research funding applications.

Applications for funding of up to £50,000 will be invited under the following four themes:  

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Director of the primary theme for their application.  


Projects should be led by an applicant who is eligible to apply for external research funding. The inclusion of early career researchers in the project team are encouraged.

Key Dates

Wednesday, 10 January – call guidance, frequently asked questions and application forms will be available on the UMRI website.

Monday, 19 February – the deadline for completed applications.

Thursday, 1 August 2024 – funded projects will commence for a period of 12 months.

Further information

Details of previous UMRI awards are available on the UMRI website.