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Open Research Accelerator Fund

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The Open Research Accelerator Fund is supporting the development of Open Research practice at The University of Manchester.

Deadline for applications: 3 June 2022

The majority of awards are expected to be made under £2000 with larger sums considered on a case by case basis. All funds must be spent by the end of this financial year.

The Office hopes to be able to fund projects in two broad areas:

  1. Innovations in open practice
  2. Developing Open Research skills

Proposal submissions

Proposals should be submitted via email to and consider the following areas:

  • A breakdown of the estimated costs of the project/activity
    • Will the Open Research Accelerator fund be covering these in full, or will other sources of funding also be used?
  • What the project will achieve and how this relates to open research
  • How the project will contribute to meaningful and sustainable culture change at The University of Manchester
    • Describe any sustainable benefits that will continue after the project is completed
    • In the case where an application is being made for training, describe knowledge will be shared with the open research community at Manchester.