BPI Internal Research and Collaboration Fund 2022-23

The Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) is pleased to relaunch our internal funding scheme for researcher-led engagement activities for the 2022-23 academic year. This fund is for activities hosted by University of Bristol academics, either in Bristol or online.

The primary purpose of the fund is to support small-scale activities to grow and develop the University of Bristol poverty-research community and its visibility, as well as building networks for future collaboration. Activities are likely to include seminars and workshops.

Examples of activities which received funding in previous rounds of this scheme include:

  • A three-part seminar series exploring different aspects of youth experiences and inequalities.
  • A day of workshops on Rural Food Poverty in the UK in collaboration with two NGOs.
  • A book launch for a volume on Debt edited and authored by several UoB ECRs.
  • A cooking event in collaboration with a local NGO bringing staff and students together with community members.

The fund is open to University of Bristol researchers at any career stage and from any school or faculty; however, poverty must be a central theme and the activities should align with the focus and objectives of the Bristol Poverty Institute.

Grants awarded under this scheme will normally be in the region of £300, although applications up to £500 will be considered. Staff salaries, UoB staff travel, and conference fees are not eligible costs. If you are unsure whether your proposed activity is suitable, please feel free to contact the BPI team via bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all funding has been allocated or the call closing date (31 May 2023), whichever is sooner. All activities and spend must be completed by the end of the academic year (31 July 2023). We aim to communicate decisions within three weeks of applications being received.


Please familiarise yourself with the call guidance before submitting an application. The guidance and application form are available in the following document:‌

BPI Internal Research and Collaboration Fund 2022-23 Guidance (Office document, 77kB)

Application forms and queries should be submitted to bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk.

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