Funding Call Pre Announcement – UMRI Pump-Priming

The University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) Board will be announcing a pump-priming call on Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

The aim of the call is to pump-prime activities to encourage collaboration and strengthen alignment to four themes that will lead to an increase in successful interdisciplinary research through external research funding applications.

Applications for funding of up to £50,000 will be invited under the following four themes:

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Director of the primary theme for their application.


  • Projects should be led by an applicant who is eligible to apply for external research funding. The inclusion of early career researchers in the project team are encouraged.

Key Dates: 

  • Call guidance, frequently asked questions and application forms will be available on the UMRI website from Wednesday, 10 January 2024
  • The deadline for completed applications will be Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Funded projects will commence on 1 August 2024 for a period of 12 months.

Further Information: 

  • Details of previous UMRI awards are available on the UMRI website.