The Knowledge Exchange and Impact (KEI) large bid fund is a competitive funding pot for ambitious knowledge exchange projects, with potential for significant impact and with a clear impact plan. There will be two application calls in the Autumn (1st) and Spring (3rd) terms for projects from £20-100k lasting for up to a maximum of 2 years. Projects are invited on all research areas and applications will be reviewed by the School’s Research Development Panel (RDP).
Applications can be for any KEI activities (including public, community, policy and corporate engagement) but must relate to research undertaken at LSE. Applicants will be required to identify the non-academic groups they will be engaging with and how they will reach them; demonstrate the significance, timeliness and need of their project; and map out the intended outcomes and possible impacts. Staff costs (direct only) can be included in applications if justified, but the lead applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility for a future REF impact case study (usually on a research contract of at least 0.2FTE). All applications must be supported by the applicant’s Head of Department, Institute or Centre Director.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are planning to apply in advance of the draft deadline and to check the eligibility of your project. You can download the application form and budget template. The KEI Integrated Service will work with applicants to develop their ideas and give guidance on costs, so you must submit a rough draft of your application and budget at least a month before the application deadline to allow for feedback.
Spring Term 2024 (for projects starting from 1 August 2024):
Deadline for draft application: 19 April 2024
Deadline for final application: 17 May 2024