Ignite funding

Deadline: 20 November 2017

We're currently inviting applications to our Ignite programme, established to provide short-term funding of between £500 and £2000 for academics to develop an interdisciplinary partnership project. Projects should aim to:

  • Develop research impact by building an effective working relationship between the University and external (non-HEI) organisation(s) 
  • Form the basis of a potentially fundable longer term project plan or programme of activity.
  • Provide value for money

Academics from any faculty can apply to work with a non HE partner from any sector or discipline. The project itself must have a cultural element - achieved, for example, by project teams including researchers from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, or by working with a cultural or creative sector organisation.

Apply now

Impact in 5

Wednesday 25 October, 5-7pm
Alec Clegg Theatre, stage@leeds

Hear short presentations from colleagues and their external partners, funded through our Ignite and Leeds Creative Labs programmes in 2016 and 2017.

The presentations will be followed by refreshments to give speakers and audience the chance to network. Register your place

Cultural Institute cross-disciplinary innovation fund with Leeds Museums and Galleries

Deadline: 20 November 2017

Leeds Museums and Galleries and the Cultural Institute are seeking to foster new and novel collaborations between the two institutions. Together we have established the Leeds Museums and Galleries/Cultural Institute Cross-Disciplinary Innovation Fund.

Leeds Museums and Galleries has strong and fruitful partnerships with the University, particularly in the areas of history and museology. We are offering eight awards of £500 each, with which we hope to encourage small but beneficial partnerships with a wider range of academic disciplines. The proposals should involve a partnership between Leeds Museums and Galleries and one or more academic partners at the University, and should ideally include academics from outside the areas of history or museology.

For more information and to apply, please download the short application form

Cultural Institute research workshops

Cultural Institute research workshops aim to build collaborations and create new knowledge. They are open to people working in the cultural and creative sector and academics from any discipline from the University of Leeds.

Cultural sector professionals and practitioners are invited to meet some of the leading researchers in the cultural economy, exploring areas as diverse as audiences in a digital age, the creative workforce and historical and contemporary perspectives on intellectual property.