Building Communities

Building Communities

A key aim of the GW4 Alliance is to build research communities of scale and capability that will deliver a step change in world-class research. The Building Communities programme is designed to build new, high-quality GW4 research communities or help existing collaborations to build on their work and secure long term sustainable funding.

Calls for Funding

The call for Initiator Funds (Round 8) and Accelerator Funds (Round 7) is now closed. The next Building Communities call is to be announced.

Total communities funded 65
Total funds awarded £2,000,000

The opportunities for GW4 are exciting and wide ranging. Four institutions coming together to share their state-of-the-art research equipment and infrastructure, with associated technical support, will dramatically enhance and upgrade the research base in Wales and the South West of England. The same is true for opportunities to build communities of academic interest with the ability to leverage more funding and create greater impact.

Professor Colin Riordan,

Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University.