£2000 Award for the Research and Innovation Awards Winners

Through the SURGE fund, we are delighted to be able to offer a £2,000 prize for the winner of each category to be spent on developing your research projects and expanding your outcomes.

Although SURGE project supports projects intend to work towards and result in a competitive proposal to a major funder, if you need more flexibility with your expenditure, please contact Berna Jones or Mark Penny for advice.

Please note that the funds must be claimed by 30th June 2017. All expenditure needs to be in line with the Swansea University rules & regulations.

SURGE supports our income growth strategy of attaining £70m of research income by 2020.  The emphasis is on large, strategic research funding applications, especially to RCUK, H2020 and large UK charities. SURGE has five key interventions:

  1. Networking / interview preparation Fund - Maximum bid value of £3.5k per applicant to support the costs of travel to meet with existing or new partners to progress a research proposal. This includes preparation for applications at an advanced stage e.g. invited to interview for an European Research Council Grant. Please note this should not be used for conference travel.
  2. Strategic Partnership with Grenoble, Travel Grants - Maximum bid value of £3.5k per applicant to progress to fruition a strategic research proposal with Grenoble.
  3. Bid writing support - Maximum bid value of £5k per applicant.  Estimating a minimum of 10 hours bid writing support from external consultants/experts.
  4. Specialist Consultant, Major Projects - Maximum bid value of £5k per applicant.
  5. Seed corn Funding, Proposal Development - Seed corn funding to support bid support that might require a hybrid package of support including travel and bid writing.  Maximum value of £7k per intervention.

For all of the above, the expectation is that in the STEM area, the application for external funding is greater than £500,000 fEC and £200,000 fEC for Humanities and Social Sciences.  There will be flexibility to ensure support is directed to the most appropriate projects.