£1m funding available to support research culture: share your ideas


January 31st, 2023

The University of Nottingham has been invited to apply for up to £1m funding from the Wellcome Trust to support its ambition to build a positive and inclusive culture for the delivery of research.

The Wellcome Trust has invited 42 universities, including Nottingham, to apply for up to £1m over two years through its Institutional Funding for Research Culture scheme.

Nottingham is inviting colleagues from all job families to submit ideas to inform its application. Please note: this is not a funding call for individual research projects but for proposals that will help shape the university’s institutional application.

Areas that the funding could support include:

  • Improving access to research careers for under-represented groups
  • Approaches to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for research staff
  • Innovative approaches to team science (research involving two or more research groups)
  • Developing and furthering open research practices that support positive research cultures
  • Approaches to embedding non-research staff (for example technicians and professional service staff) as valuable members of research communities
  • Exploring new approaches to management and leadership skills training for researchers

Find out more about Institutional Funding for Research Culture scheme

The deadline for documentation to support internal proposals is noon, Friday 3 March 2023.

Please contact adam.golberg@nottingham.ac.uk (cc bb-rkedevelopment@nottingham.ac.uk) if you intend to apply, with a brief summary.

Register for the Wellcome Trust webinar

Further information

Wellcome: Institutional Funding for Research Culture

Discussion on research culture from Wellcome

You can also find out more about the university’s research culture project, which is inviting colleagues from all job families to help build a positive research culture and environment, where everyone who carries out or supports research can achieve their very best.

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