KE Seed Fund

Closed for 2023/24 as oversubscribed.

New round opens Autumn 2024

​KE Seed Fund 

This fund provides support for early-stage innovative knowledge exchange (KE) ideas. It can also add onto existing projects, to build or develop new KE around current activities, and support documenting case studies.  For more information, see here.


The KE Seed Fund is currently open for new applications and will close on Friday 3 May 2024, midnight. Update: the KE Seed Fund 23/24 closed early as it was oversubscribed. A new round will begin in Autumn 2024.


Typically £2,000 to £5,000 per project. Funds must be spent by 28 June 2024. 


University of Oxford staff. College-only staff and students may not be principal applicants but can be co-applicants. See the call document for full details.


Applications are submitted through IRAMS.

This is a three-part process:

i) Complete the online application form on IRAMS.

ii) Upload the Case for Support in PDF format (using the Word template available in the IRAMS application system; which should be saved to PDF before submitting).

iii) Email the supporting documentation from external parties to

Queries should be directed to