Research England's International Investment Initiative (i3) Open to Bids


Research England is providing £4 million through the international Investment Initiative (i3) to support approaches in English HEIs that lead to increased scale of effective and sustainable research collaborations that enhance sector practice and research outcomes. The Initiative's objectives are to:

  • Increase the scale and impact of existing international research collaborations that are based on excellent research
  • Strengthen the contribution of international collaborations involving English HEIs to our society, pushing the frontiers of human knowledge, delivering economic impact and creating social impact by supporting communities to become enriched, healthier, more resilient and sustainable
  • Contribute towards the delivery of government strategy, including the Industrial Strategy, by supporting sustained improvements in institutional capacity and capability in England.

All Research England-funded HEIs are eligible to lead bids.

All bids must include at least one university or research organisation from outside the UK as a partner. Overseas partners may be HEIs, independent institutes or independent research organisations.

Up to £4m in funding is available from Research England for activity starting in academic year 2019-20, lasting up to five academic years.

Bids should request no more than £500,000 from Research England.

The deadline for bids is 28 February 2019 (noon).