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King’s Together Seed Fund

King’s Together is a seed-funding scheme offering £1,000,000 per annum to support the development of multi and inter disciplinary projects that address our strategic research themes:
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Culture & Identity
  • Healthy Lives
  • Social Justice

This internal competition provides seed-funding for research projects which will lead to external research grant applications that are strategic in nature – thanks either to their size, or their importance to the departmental, School or Faculty research landscape. The goal is the development of large, innovative, externally-funded research projects that showcase King’s’ research expertise.


The scheme offers two types of seed-funding for inter- and multi-disciplinary research projects. Both types of award are designed to support the development of significant, strategic projects which are inter- or multi-disciplinary and will be submitted to an external funder.

These awards are worth up to £100,000; this new, larger award is designed to support longer-term strategic research projects with have a health theme but can come from any part of the university. The awards can last up to 12 months, and should demonstrate a clear path to centre, programme or infrastructure grants or equivalent.

These awards are worth up to £20,000 can be used for research covering any topic.

For seed and strategic awards, the competition is open to all research-active staff: Permanently-employed academics and independently funded research fellows are eligible to be PIs, and Post-Doctoral Research Associates are eligible to be (non-budget holding) joint PIs or Co-Is. Proposals should normally include at least two Departments/Schools/Faculties.

Round 8 of King's Together has now closed. A panel chaired by Professor Reza Razavi will consider the applications in May 2020. Round 9 of King's Together will be launched in summer 2020 with a deadline in the autumn.

Updated guidance coming soon

Contact us

If you have questions about the scheme, please get in touch Dr Chris Bird and Dr Camilla Darling.