Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

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

Feasibility Fund

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

Funding amount: Normally £500 to £10,000

Requirement:  Proposed studies normally 

1)  involve collaboration between the SofTMech investigators and external bodies 

2)  carry out feasibility studies that 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 December 15th and June 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 upon end of the feasibility study

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 investigators.

Application may be submitted anytime. 

Assessment: Same as above for requested sum over £500.

Report: Submit a final report (up to one side A4) upon finish of the funding.