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Pump Priming

Environment & Health MDT Funding

Pump Priming

To support the development of the Environment & Health MDT, we have been allocated funding for pump priming activities, and currently have an ongoing call for funding applications.

The pump prime award has provided me with flexible funds which I can use to lead my own project to collect a small sample of data to support future funding applications.
— Dr James Scales, Round 1 Pump Priming Applicant

The Environment & Health MDT ran an initial funding round in Autumn 2022.

We have now re-opened our funding call, and are offering the opportunity to apply for funding between £250 and £5000 to support research activities that align to the Environment & Health theme, and which promote interdisciplinary research. We particularly welcome applications from early career researchers.

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis until 31 March 2023. Applications will be reviewed and assessed by a panel upon receipt. There is limited funding available, so early submissions are recommended.


Applications must include representation from at least two FMD institutes or one FMD institute and one other QMUL Faculty, and must be multidisciplinary to support MDT development. Please note that FMD funds are to support FMD activity only.

The following are eligible for funding:

  • Bid writing workshops to support, finalise and submit multidisciplinary research bids of ≥ £200K with QMUL and national and/or international collaborators,
  • To obtain pilot data to support research grant applications ≥ £200K for external future funding,
  • Develop proof of concepts and begin successful research projects e.g., cross-faculty to support future establishment of QM URI, 
  • To develop effective industry partnerships with funding links e.g., sponsorships,
  • To obtain data to support quality research paper submissions and publications e.g., response to reviewers’ comments, novel paper. 

 The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Staff costs (funds are for consumables only),
  • Independent (non-QM) website development


Step 1: Submission of the online application form – please complete our online application form to apply for this funding opportunity. We recommend that you use the attached word document to plan your submission as the online form will not allow you to save your application before submitting. You can download a word version of the form here. Environment & Health Pump Priming Application Form (word) [DOC 32KB].
Further information is available at the front of the application form. This is an ongoing call, and applications can be received any time up until 17:00, 31 March 2023

Step 2: Application screening and review – once submitted, applications will be screened and sent to relevant panel for review. Applications are allocated an ID number, and you will be provided with an application ID number shortly after submission so that you can track your progress. 
Step 3: Application outcome – once reviewed, we will notify successful applicants regarding their award.  
For any queries or further information, please contact


Pump Priming Application Form

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