KE Seed Fund

This fund provides support for early-stage innovative knowledge exchange (KE) ideas. It can also add onto existing projects, to build or develop new KE around current activities, and support documenting case studies.

Funding of up to £4,000 is currently available from the KE Seed Fund.


Deadline: noon on Monday 8 March 2021.

It is anticipated that a funding decision will be made by Friday 19 March 2021.


Typically £2,000 per project. Applications for £100 to £4,000 are invited.


University of Oxford staff, excluding college-only staff. See the call document for full details.

Call for applications

Application form

KE Seed Fund at a glance


Potential applicants should read the call and application form for this exceptional call. Enquiries are then invited by email to ensure bids are suitable.  Your local research facilitation and grants support officers/teams should be able to advise and help in the first instance. Application would then be by email to the Fund Manager, cc’d to the Fund’s email address, and cc’d to your authoriser. See the call document for further details about the application.


Reporting proforma for PIs after the end of a KE Seed Fund project: Proforma  


KE Seed Fund team

Previous awards

Internal funding