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Funding

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We can help to fund your study

Did you know that ESSEXLab has up to £2,500 funding which is made available to University of Essex postgraduate research students and academic staff?

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Seedcorn Grants

ESSEXLab have funding available for University of Essex postgraduate research students and academic or professional services staff. We give competitive awards for research for up to £2,500 to help you develop your ideas into long-term research projects.

Seedcorn grants are designed for lab-ready projects that can be carried out by the end of the financial year. The project must use human participants and follow normal ESSEXLab guidelines.  We prioritise projects that incorporate experiments and we encourage you to use ESSEXLab mobile or our new biometric equipment as part of your project.

When and how can I apply?

Calls for funding are held twice a year, once in late summer for autumn term, and once in autumn term for the remainder of the year. Details of funding rules and the application form will be sent to enquirers via email. To begin your Seedcorn grant application process, simply email ESSEXLab.

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Published work funded by Seedcorn Grants

Seedcorn funding has been available to University staff and students since 2012. Below is a selection of published studies which have benefited from Seedcorn funding:

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Need further help?

Are you ready to apply for your Seedcorn grant but need more help? Don't worry, our experienced laboratory team are always on hand to help guide you through the process. Learn more about conducting a study with us or ask the laboratory team a question.

Contact us
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ESSEXLab 2N2.4.02, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873034
University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873333