Applying for funding

  • Possible funders

    The Society for Research in Higher Education has an annual call for projects, usually of up to £10,000. 

    The Higher Education Academy.

    The JISC also funds teaching and learning development projects, which can be used to support and generate research. The JISC has a  page listing its funding opportunities and  advice on making your bid stand out.

    SEDA has a Research and Evaluation small grants scheme which offers grants of between £500 - £1000.

    Oxford Brookes Research and Business Development Office (RBDO) has a long list of  research funders.

    Where do you go for funding of pedagogic research in your discipline? 

    Preparing a bid

    There are generic research support events and services within Brookes. Look at:


    • NTRL runs events on bid writing, project management and sources of funding.

    Submitting a bid

    For OCSLD staff, you must let the  OCSLD Projects Group (link to private OCSLD space) know of your intention to make a bid, and seek approval prior to submission. As from 1 June 2010, research bids over £30,000 must also be approved by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants Panel. Please discuss bids of this size with Rhona as they will need to be signed off in OCSLD/HR and then passed to the Faculty Grants Panel in good time before the funding deadline.