GW4 Funding Opportunities

GW4 offers a range of funding and development opportunities across our four universities, available to both staff and doctoral students to support the research endeavour (including collaborative research networks, expert training opportunities and shared resources e.g. GW4 Treasures and shared equipment).

Benefits for staff and doctoral students

Benefits for staff

GW4 Early Career Symposia scheme

Online Collaboration Guides

GW4 Shared Training Scheme

 

GW4WARD collaboration fund 

GW4 Building communities Programme 

Technical staff professional registration scheme

GW4 Crucible

DIY tailored Workshops


Latest opportunitY:

GW4WARD Collaboration Fund 

BENEFITS FOR STAFF 

Technical staff

NEW GW4 has launched a new scheme under the GW4WARD programme to support the development of technical staff across the partnership. We invite applications to the GW4WARD Collaboration Fund which is a small grants scheme of awards up to £500 designed to enable collaborative professional development activities across the Alliance.

There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted anytime. Applications will be assessed by the GW4 Technical Infrastructure and Knowledge Working Group during scheduled meetings; taking place on 18 February, 8 April and 24 June 2022. 

Find out more and apply via this form.


Other opportunities:

GW4 BUILDING COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME

Benefits for staff

The third round of the Generator Fund closed in February 2022. Applications for the fourth round of the Generator Fund will open again in late 2022. For more information, or to be informed about when applications open again, please contact the GW4 Building Communities Manager (Harriet Mills) at communities@gw4.ac.uk.

GW4 Technical Staff Professional Registration Scheme

Benefits for staff

GW4 is offering a competitive professional registration scheme for technical staff at GW4 Universities to become members of professional bodies and learned societies. Our aim is to enhance the visibility of technical staff by enabling them to gain recognition of their knowledge, experience and leadership skills within and across the partner institutions.

Please note applications to this scheme are now closed.

Find out more.

GW4 early career symposia scheme 

Benefits for staff and doctoral students

The purpose of this award is to create a space for postgraduate researchers and early career researchers to showcase their research, develop their management skills, and raise their profile by leading a Climate or AMR online symposium.

Please note applications to this scheme are now closed.

Find out more.

Online Collaboration Guides

Benefits for staff and doctoral students

GW4 PGRs

This resource includes presentations, advice and activities around research collaboration for postgraduate research students. This expert guide can be found on the GW4 Portal – find out more and sign up.

GW4 Staff

Discover GW4’s expert guide to help you plan and manage your research collaboration. It contains advice and experiences from a range of academics from the GW4 Alliance and beyond. Based upon real experiences, this guide features the benefits, challenges and processes of collaboration. This expert guide can be found on the GW4 Portal – find out more and sign up.

GW4 Shared Training Scheme

Benefits for staff and doctoral students

Want to do a workshop or course at another GW4 institution? Staff and postgraduate research students can benefit from access to training and resources from across the four institutions.

Follow the links to view the available options and contact the relevant office for more details.

Institution  PGR Staff
Bath Researcher development programme
Email: doctoralskills@bath.ac.uk
Academic Staff Development
Contact: Amy Birch.
Email: ab3508@bath.ac.uk
Bristol

Personal and Professional Development Programme
Email: doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk

Academic Staff Development

Email: sd-course@bristol.ac.uk

Cardiff

Training and development
Email: doctoral-academy@cardiff.ac.uk

The Cardiff Researcher
Email: researcherdevelopment@cardiff.ac.uk
Exeter Researcher Development & Research Culture
PGR – Researcher development courses

ECR – Researcher Development Courses

Email: researcherdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

Researcher Development Courses
Email: ResearcherDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

 

GW4 Crucible

Benefits for staff

GW4 Crucible brings together talented and innovative researchers from the GW4 institutions and develops each of them as a researcher, leader and collaborator.

Find out more.

DIY Tailored Workshops

Benefits for staff

Want to facilitate your own tailored workshop for your research community? GW4 can help with that too.

With the help of an expert facilitator, we have put together guidelines for self-run DIY workshops. There are three suggested workshop templates to choose from, helping you deliver the right workshop for your research group’s needs.

The DIY Tailored Workshops Guide is available on the GW4 Portal.