Funding and Bid Support for Academics

Innovation & Enterprise work with UK, European and non-European funders and is dedicated to:

  • supporting growth of University research and enterprise income via bid support and grant capture
  • developing bidding and research management techniques
  • sourcing bespoke funding opportunities
  • supporting corporate management information on research and enterprise activity across the University
  • helping external organisations access research expertise

Advice for University staff

Bid Support provide assistance from the ideas stage to the submission of a proposal and the final contract stage of the project. We can also help find initial funding, potential partners, give advice on project management, and help generate follow-on impact from project outputs.

We can help with:

  • an established Bid Support Process  
  • access to a Workshop series for staff & research students (Professional Practitioner)
  • advice on our Research Management Administration System to ensure you are ready for the next REF


For advice on training, current or future funding information, bid submissions or any grant related or research support enquiries please contact the Service at

Contact Us

T: 0800 328 5334

Innovation & Enterprise Service
Room H011
University Square