University Research Fellowships (URFs)

University Research Fellowship (URF) award enables academic staff (pathway 1) to carry out a dedicated research project lasting twelve months.  The financial support of £10,000 covers the costs of replacement teaching, assessment and clinical responsibilities during that period.

Please note there has been a change to the URF nomination process for 2018/19 applicants: Awards will now be made by Faculties.

Departments/Schools and Faculties will set their own internal deadlines for the receipt of URF nominations - please check with your Faculty Office for details.

Faculties must inform the IAS of their URF awards for 2018/19 by 5pm, Fri 16 February 2018.

 How to apply for funding


University Teaching Fellowships and Development Grants

In parallel to the URF scheme, the University’s Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching (BILT) also offers a number of University Teaching Fellowships and University Teaching Development Grants.  These are awarded to members of staff to facilitate their ability to spend a dedicated period of time to concentrate on developing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, quality enhancement and disseminating exciting, innovative and high-quality teaching and learning practices.

Please see BILT’s intranet pages for more information.