University Research Fellowships

University Research Fellowship (URF) award enables award enables academic staff (pathway 1) to carry out strategic research activity, lasting up to twelve months. The financial support covers the costs of replacement teaching, assessment, and clinical responsibilities during that period, and, at the discretion of the Head of School, may also be used to cover related expenses.

The URF nomination process for 2024/25 applicants will remain the same as for 2023/24: Awards to be made by Faculties.

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

Faculties must submit their URF awards for 2024/25 by 5pm, Fri 16 February 2024.

 How to apply for funding

Key Faculty contacts:

Science- Mary Mussett (

Engineering - Marion Biles (

Health and Life Sciences - Lindsey Watson (

Arts, Law and Social Sciences - Tamara Pullinger (