Building Communities Initiator & Accelerator Funds

Programme Guidelines Funded Projects

The GW4 Building Communities programme is a two stage fund (Initiator Fund and Accelerator Fund) that is designed to enable new, high-quality GW4 research communities to self-assemble or for existing high quality collaborations to enhance their scope. These communities can be in any area of academic endeavour with the purpose of addressing a major research or societal challenge.

The GW4 Initiator Fund – Initiator Funds can be used for workshops, sandpits or other community building or collaborative activities.

The GW4 Accelerator Fund – This funding is for collaborative pump priming activities which will normally position the community to win major external funding. Applicants for the Accelerator Fund will either have successfully completed the Initiator stage or provided evidence of recent activities that have enabled the scoping of research ideas to a level appropriate for direct submission to the Accelerator Fund.

Further information is available in the Programme Guidelines and GW4 Initiator Fund FAQs.

Call deadlines

The deadline is now closed. Applicants will be notified week commencing 22nd September 2014.

Further information on the next call of Initiator Funds (Round 3) and Accelerator Funds (Round 2) will be announced in September.


Read more about the GW4 Communities that have been successfully awarded Initiator Funds.