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Research and Innovation Development Support

Photograph of Alison LundbeckLeeds Social Sciences Institute provides support for making interdisciplinary connections, responding to complex societal challenges with research, innovation and impact projects and applying to large and complex funding opportunities involving the social sciences.  

If you would like to talk to us about developing interdisciplinary contacts or networks within or beyond the social sciences, or applying for large interdisciplinary funding opportunities, contact our Research and Innovation Development Manager, Alison Lundbeck 

Information on impact support through our Impact Acceleration account can be found here.

Finding funding for your research idea – for University of Leeds staff 

Pivot-RP is a searchable database containing active funding opportunities for all disciplines and project types. It includes a wide variety of funding types, including national and international opportunities – some available only to University of Leeds researchers – all in one easy-to-search tool. Details are also provided of Leeds support activities or demand management processes, where applicable. 

You can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to your area of research and collaborate with colleagues. You can create and save personalised search criteria, track opportunities you are interested in and with the option of receiving a weekly email, Pivot will alert you to any new opportunities relevant to your research area. 

For more details on Pivot-RP including how to login and guidance materials, see the Research and Innovation Service (RIS) Pivot-RP sharepoint page.