New research funding available

Applications for the Santander Universities Research Awards 2024 are now open!

As part of Santander Universities’ commitment to supporting higher education, they’ve launched this initiative exclusively for postgraduate students and academic staff providing them with the funds they need to support or develop their research.

Developed following feedback from partner institutions, Santander Universities are giving away 50 awards of £1,000. The funding can be used on resources, equipment, travel, workshop or conference attendance and any other research-based expenses.

Who’s eligible to apply?

This opportunity is open to any postgraduate student (masters, postgrad taught or research, PhD) and academic staff conducting research at any UK-based university. You can be conducting research in any field, but you must be conducting the research in the 2023/2024 or the 2024/2025 academic year.

How to apply

To apply, visit the Santander Open Academy platform, where you’ll need to register for an account (if you don’t already have one). After registering, you’ll get a confirmation email. Once you verify your account you can then apply for the Santander Universities Research Awards initiative.

The application process is quick and easy. You’ll need to:

  • provide a valid university student or staff ID number,
  • confirm which university you attend or work at, and
  • complete a brief personal profile which includes your education/employment details and your area of research.

Applications close on 11 July 2024

Apply for the Santander Universities Research Award

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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