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GW4 Funding and Development 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).

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GW4 Building Communities Development Awards
Academic Staff, Early Career Researchers
These small awards (<£5K) will support the development and progression of collaborations by funding a single activity or resource. The aim is that communities will use the small awards as a step towards applying for external funding. Applications can come from new or existing GW4 communities.
GW4WARD Collaboration Fund
Technical Staff
This scheme aims to support the development of technical staff across the partnership, offering awards up to £500 for collaborative activities across GW4; for example joint workshops, training on equipment, work shadowing, or visits. Proposals can be submitted anytime.
GW4 Building Communities Programme Generator Fund
Academic Staff, Early Career Researchers
The GW4 Generator Fund is an open research call offering up to £20K to support collaborative research and innovation communities across the four GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Now in its fifth year, this initiative supports both the creation of new GW4 communities and the development of the strongest ideas emerging from our existing communities. Applications across all areas of research and innovation are invited. Applications from Early Career Research (ECR) communities are particularly welcome and supported. Generator funding can be used as a stand-alone award or, in conjunction with other sources of funding. Communities are encouraged to use the scheme as a step towards applying for external funding.
More information
This call runs annually and has now closed
For more information and to be alerted when the call opens again please contact the GW4 Building Communities Manager by emailing
University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter