Open Research Accelerator Fund – now open for applications 

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We are pleased to announce that £100,000 has been allocated to the Open Research Accelerator Fund over the next two financial years (2023/24 and 2024/25) and applications are now open.

Last year, the Open Research Accelerator Fund which is co ordinated by the Office for Open Research, provided £19,000 to nine separate projects designed to further the development of open research practice across The University of Manchester.

There were a range of applications across the faculties highlighting the diversity of the open research movement at the University. Further details of the funded projects can be found on Accelerator Fund website.

Applications are now open for this year and will close on Wednesday, 31 May 2023. 

Who can apply for the fund? 

The Accelerator Fund is open to PGRs and staff at The University of Manchester.  

How much can be applied for? 

There will be two distinct funding levels:  

  • awards up to £2,000  
  • awards up to £20,000.  

Application process 

The successful projects must show how they align with the University’s open research principles and they must demonstrate how they will contribute to a sustainable culture change. For further information about the application process and evaluation criteria, please refer to the Office for Open Research website 

If potential applicants would like their application to be reviewed prior to final submission, please contact the team no later than Friday, 6 May 2023. 

Find out more 

For all enquiries relating to the Accelerator Fund, please contact The Office for Open Research Team:

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