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If you are considering an application to the Strategic Research Fund, please contact the MSD Head of Research Strategy & Funding Leila Whitworth in the first instance.

Before applying to the SRF applicants must also have discussed their proposal with their Head of Department and Departmental research support team.

On the SRF application process page (SSO login required) there are case study examples and a run-through of the full application process, as well as useful finance and FAQ guidance for applicants.

The SRF has application deadlines approximately every two months, with Divisions submitting proposals to Research Services ahead of each meeting of the main SRF Board. Please contact Leila Whitworth regarding your proposal, who can confirm your deadline for submitting your application to the MSD sub-panel for consideration, prior to submission to the SRF Board. 

For further information on How to Apply please see the Research Support page.


Hilary Term 2024 Trinity Term 2024
Deadline to submit to Division 04 April 23 May
Deadline for bids approved by Division to submit to Board 25 April 13 June
Board meeting 04 May 03 July


Further deadlines are expected to be set on a regular basis