Social Impact Translational Funding – the SE2020 Fund

Many University of Oxford research outputs have the potential to solve social problems. In recognition of this, Oxford University Innovation (OUI) is launching a toolkit and associated support services specifically for social enterprise – an activity or business which has an embedded social or environmental mission. To complement this offering, we are also launching a pilot translational fund for social impact projects – the OUI SE2020 Fund.

The Fund aims to support ideas and inventions emerging from University research, which seek to address social issues, in a way that gives them the best chance of delivering social impact and becoming self-sustaining after the initial grant period. There is a total of £550,000 available for this call. There is no limit on the size of applications to the SE2020 Fund but it is expected that awards will be between £15,000 and £50,000, and the projects to be around 12 months in duration. 

This initial call for the new SE2020 Fund is supported by the University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account and Global Challenges Research Fund. Consequently, to qualify for this call, the project must either:

  • Fall within EPSRC’s research areas and involve the development or refinement of existing research outputs and help to accelerate the impact (beyond academia) from past, current or future research;


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Faculty EOI: 15th October 2018 

Funder EOI: 22nd October 2018