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Generator Fund

Generator fund

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 fourth year, this initiative supports both the creation of new GW4 communities and the development of the strongest ideas emerging from our existing communities. See the latest communities that have received funding here.

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.

This call runs annually and is open for applications late November through to February, with successful projects running for 6 months from June – November. For more information and to be alerted when the call opens, please contact the GW4 Building Communities Manager by emailing .

Please look at our Development Awards which can be used to support community activities, and are open year round.

Our Communities home page

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter