University of Bristol Funding

PARC Partnerships Fund

[See 2021 Call (now closed) information here]

Building on advances made in the UK research sector toward promoting greater equity in collaboration with global South partners, this funding aims to help embed a new mode of research partnerships that goes further in redressing the multiple layers of power imbalances often found in global North-Africa research. As such, the fund’s goal is to contribute to a championing of transformation in Africa research and partnerships within the University of Bristol and beyond.

The call will be open to Africa-led collaborations with colleagues at the University of Bristol that address academic or applied aims prioritised by African colleagues. These aims may be related to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and/or sub-regional and/or national and/or local aspirations for social progress. Aims may additionally align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We anticipate funding approximately 3-5 projects within an overall budget of £200,000. Whilst no precise upper award limit is given, applications for a significant portion of the budget must make an outstanding value for money case. Bids for lower value awards are also welcome. Projects are expected to last up to 12 months and commence in February/March 2022.

Widening Participation Fund

The Widening Participation (WP) Research Summer Internships provide promising undergraduates from underrepresented groups with hands-on experience of research during the summer holidays, with the aim of encouraging you to consider a career in research.

Sanctuary Scholarships

Funding for students from asylum-seeking and refugee communities. The scholarship offers support towards the costs of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The scholarship offers students from asylum-seeking and refugee communities funds towards the cost of:

  • full-time foundation degree programmes
  • full-time and part-time undergraduate degrees (three-year degrees)
  • full-time and part-time postgraduate master's programmes (LLM, MA, MSc or MRes).

Find out more about eligible courses.

Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships

These professorships are open to nominations from any University Department or School. Their main purpose is to bring distinguished researchers from abroad and elsewhere in the UK to Bristol in order to enhance the research activity of the University.

The Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship (BMVP) scheme was founded in 1976 from a bequest from the estate of the businessman Benjamin Meaker. The award covers travel, accommodation and subsistence (up to £800 per month) and takes three forms: