Funded projects

The Institute has three dominant funding mechanisms: a fellowship programme (forthcoming), a pump-priming for new interdisciplinary networks and 'tiger teams'. Three networks are currently supported by LIAS. Each of these will:

  • Develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing societal and global challenges.
  • Build on some of our well-established research strengths, through the development of interdisciplinary teams focusing on core challenges.


  • Tiger teams, offering small groups of interdisciplinary collaborators £5000 over short term periods to seed new work, explore new partnerships and methodologies. Next deadline: May/June 2018
  • Networks, offering groups within and beyond the University up to £30K for two years to establish new networks of interdisciplinary scholars.Next deadline: May/June 2018
  • Fellowships, bringing outstanding scholars to Leicester. Call currently closed

Our Networks

Heritage Protection Network

Showcasing and growing research focused on cultural heritage and its protection, particularly within communities and in fragile situations such as conflict and post-conflict environments.

More about the network

Identification Network

Bringing together molecular, mathematical, biomedical, imaging, anthropological and legal concepts and expertise to explore advances in identification of individuals.

More about the network


Bringing together researchers from across the University and the NHS to facilitate multidisciplinary activities, which will lead to a step change in successful strategic funding.

More about the network

Tiger Teams

As well as the two-year network programmes, the IAS supports ‘tiger teams' made up of interdisciplinary groups of researchers working on short-term, exciting, innovative projects.

More about Tiger Teams