Our Research Institutes

Funded Schemes

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies currently offers pump-priming for interdisciplinary research through the Into the City and Pioneering Partnerships Schemes. LIAS Seed Corn funding is available on a rolling basis. 

Pioneering Partnerships 2022/23

Pioneering Partnerships offers funding (up to £6,000) to develop existing ambitious, challenge-led collaborations, preparing the way for others to follow. 

  • Busting the Myths surrounding Uterine Cancer: development of a co-designed information intervention for ethnic minority women delivered through community pharmacists (Lead: Dr Esther Moss)
  • Future Citizens (Lead: Professor Athina Karatzogianni)
  • Energy cooperation as a novel approach to create future energy proof business districts (Lead: Dr Arash Sadeghi)
  • Identifying and addressing human and research culture factors driving the insufficient validation of antibodies in biomedical research (Lead: Dr Harvinder Virk and Dr Eva Krockow)
  • Exploring the Feasibility and Value of Pioneering Partnerships to Reduce Avoidable Snakebite Deaths in India (Lead: Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett)

Into the City 2022/23

LIAS Seed Corn promotes the enrichment of new activities and exploratory collaborations by offering up to £2,000. Into the City Scheme, in-line with our civic mission, builds and nurtures collaborations with organisations based in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Creative Climates (Dr Harry Whitehead)

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