Endeavour Grants


Geraint Roberts, PhD student & Principal Investigator, Dr Ian Fallis based in the School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Endeavour Grants


In order to support the development of new research proposals and to build effective consortia, the Network support a number of small projects to pump-prime research development activities.

Endeavour funding is highly flexible and able to support projects (with up to £3K, or £5K in exceptional circumstances) which can demonstrate that they meet the Network’s overall objectives.  Additional funding may be made available in exceptional cases where projects can demonstrate value for money.

Potential uses of Endeavour Funding include:

  • Hosting World leading academics to give lectures, seminars or presentations aimed at bringing cutting edge research to Wales (The Network will generally not provide funding towards a large conference)
  • Holding ‘sand pit’ or similar events aimed at disseminating funding opportunities and building consortia in advance of major funding calls
  • Other Research Development activities consistent with the Network’s overall objectives
  • Funding towards grant writing workshops (for existing Network grant holders only)

Proposals are expected to involve more than one Welsh university and can be submitted at any time.


Applications are invited from any university within Wales.

Start / End Date

Projects can start at any time of the year but must be completed by 31st December 2018.

Application Process

Endeavour applications will normally be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  All applications should be submitted in MS Word or PDF format to NRN@cardiff.ac.uk.

The Network will fund travel & subsistence, room hire and other directly incurred costs associated with delivering the project.

Please note that the aim of Endeavour funding is to promote collaboration across Wales. As such Endeavour does not support direct research costs (consumables, staff time etc), which are supported via Research Projects.

Download the guidance notes and the application:

Endeavour guidance notes

Endeavour application form