University Research Fellowships (URFs)

**Please note that the IRP (formerly IAS) will no longer be administering the URF and SRF process for the next 2021/22 round, details of the new process can be found here.**

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.

The URF nomination process for 2020/21 applicants will remain the same as for 2019/20: Awards to be made by Faculties.

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

Faculties must submit their URF awards for 2020/21 by 5pm, Fri 14 February 2020.

 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.