KE Seed Fund

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

Support and guidance for applicants

KE Seed Fund workshops and surgeries are held to support and advise potential applicants.

If you wish to attend please email Matt Smart and
The surgery is for those with a KE idea who have read the KE Seed Fund call. It is to inform likely bids, rather than an introduction to the fund. The aim is to help ensure that bids going to review are fit for purpose and fundable.


Apply or enquire at any time.

There are also two gathered field deadlines in 2019:

  • Monday 28 January 2019 at 2pm
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 2pm

Typically £2,000 to £4,000 per project. Applications for £100 to £5,000 are invited. 
£60,000 remains available for projects to complete by 15 July 2019.


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

Call for applications
Case for support template
KE Seed Fund at a glance

Application is via IRAMS.

Please email when you have made an application.


Matt Smart

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