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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. In addition to the existing two streams of funding, we have launched equipment awards for Early Career Researchers in the engineering and physical sciences.

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.

These awards, for Early Career Researchers in the engineering and physical sciences, are worth up to £75K towards equipment and up to £25K towards support costs. As such total project costs can be up to £100K. Projects may be up to 12 months in duration.

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 assistants are eligible to be Co-Is. Proposals should normally include at least two Departments/Schools/Faculties.

Contact us

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