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Research Office

Funding for KE Activities

How to find Funding for Knowledge Exchange Activities

Here are a few links to some of the major funders of knowledge exchange activities (Research Councils & Government).

We would recommend that you explore these websites, as well as checking them regularly for new opportunities - as specific Knowledge Exchange calls could be opened at anytime:



MRC Technology Strategy Board

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Also, over-arching information can also be found on the Research Council UK website.

Research Professional

You may also find it useful to explore, which is a funding opportunities database and service to which Durham University subscribes, where you can search for Knowledge Exchange funding opportunities.

If you are using a Durham University campus PC when accessing the site (or you login in with a Durham account), then you will have access to a pre-prepared Knowledge Exchange funding search which you can find under 'Institution Resources'.

Knowledge Exchange Programmes

The Impact Action Plan, recently published on the NERC website, proposed the establishment of Knowledge Exchange programmes to contribute to the achievement of NERC's strategic objective "to deliver impact from NERC-funded research, data and information by driving knowledge exchange between researchers and users."

Knowledge Exchange (KE) programmes will be in areas where there is significant potential for NERC-funded research to benefit the environment, economy and well-being of society. Their purpose will be to engage users of NERC-funded research and connect them to the NERC community to accelerate the uptake of research and inform future science direction.

The current priority areas in Innovation can be found here.