Funding Call: Joy Welch Grants Fund

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The Lancaster University Joy Welch Grants Fund is an annual opportunity for Lancaster researchers to secure funding for post-doctoral research.

Research across all discipline areas is open for consideration. The total budget for the 2023-24 call is confirmed at £100,000 and a minimum of 12 awards will be made from this.

Lancaster researchers are invited to apply for small grants which can run for up to 12 months in duration:

  • Opening date - Monday 8 January
  • Closing date - Thursday 29 February at 5pm


Any member of Lancaster’s post-doctoral academic or research staff at any career stage and who is engaged in a contract that extends beyond the lifetime of the proposed project is eligible to apply.

Only one Joy Welch Grant may be applied for by any one person in each academic year.

Find out more and apply

Further information including full application criteria, the application form, and conditions of award are available on the Research Services Calls and Opportunities webpage.

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