Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

SofTMech offers funding and support for research under the following two schemes.

New Collaboration Fund

How to apply: Write a brief application (up to one side A4) and e-mail to SofTMech secretary (

Funding amount: Normally £100 to £1500

Requirement: Collaboration with the SofTMech.

The application may be submitted anytime.

Assessment:  Application will be assessed by the SofTMech Executive Committee.

Report: Submit a short report (up to one side A4) upon finishing the funding. 


Feasibility Fund

How to apply: Write an outline proposal (up to two sides A4) and e-mail to SofTMech secretary (

Funding amount: Normally £1000 to £15,000

Requirement:  Proposed feasibility studies normally 

1)  involve a collaboration with the SofTMech; 

2)  make use of the SofTMech research outcomes;

3)  generate new ideas that lead to new projects and new grants;

4)  last up to 6 months.

Application deadlines are Feb 15th, June 15th, Oct 15th each year. 

Assessment: Application will be assessed by the SofTMech Strategy Board, and the SofTMech Executive Committee will make a final decision.

Report: Submit a final report at the end of the feasibility study