The University of Leeds, as part of the HEFCE N8 Agri-Food programme, will invest £522K between April 2016 and March 2020 to support collaborative projects, workshops and outreach activities. This programme will be in partnership with equivalent funding pools within the other 7 partner Universities (Durham, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York).
The local pump priming scheme is for projects involving two or more N8 institutions that enable researchers to develop innovative ideas. These could include building collaborations with external partners, accessing facilities not available at their own institution, generating preliminary data and developing links across disciplines.
Two rounds of local University of Leeds pump priming awards have now been completed in December 2016 and May 2017. A summary of the successful projects can be found HERE
The final University of Leeds local pump priming application round opens 15 February 2018. Deadline for submissions is 27 April 2018. Decisions are expected by 11 May 2018.
More information and application forms can be found HERE
On Thursday 15 February 2018 a presentation day for our awardees to showcase the variety of projects funded, their progress and the benefit that the funding has provided took place in University House. Leeds academics have also been very successful in obtaining funds from the N8 Agrifood Strategic Pump Priming Fund and these colleagues also gave a presentation. A selection of the presentations can be viewed here:
* Denotes strategic funding