We are keen to work with external partners to develop mutually-beneficial relationships. Projects can vary from short-term consultancy to long-term staff exchange partnerships; co-creation of research to joint applications for government research funding.

For further information, contact Dr Rachel Curwen, Head of Research Development on 07919 293193.

Alternatively, please contact the member of academic staff directly. A list of staff academic interests is available via the York Research Database.

Funding collaborative research

The University has a strong tradition of collaborative research and knowledge exchange.

This work is able to take place through commercial partnerships and through a range of funding opportunities available to organisations from funders from local development groups to EU agencies.

We can support organisations in carrying out collaborative research. We can also assist in finding external funding sources for work in partnership with the university.

Potential funding sources include:

  • URKI
    UKRI funds businesses to develop innovative products, processes or services. You can also access expertise and specialist equipment to develop prototypes and products.
  • Wellcome Trust
    The Wellcome Trust supports discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, with three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in six program areas: Gender Equality, Global Health, Global Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, Global Policy & Advocacy and US division.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 
    Funding available for 12 months to 36 months for company-based research projects.
  • Innovate UK
    funding available for company-led research projects.