RSE awards over £617K in research funding to the benefit of Scotland’s society

Published: 30 June 2023

Eight UofG academics, including six from Arts, are among those to have received RSE funding.

The RSE today announced that 33 exceptional research projects have been selected at the spring 2023 Research Awards Programme call.

Among those to receive funding were eight academics from the University of Glasgow including six from the College of Arts.

A total of £617,095 will enable research across all academic disciplines, with projects ranging from greener supercomputing to ensure weather and climate simulations do not cost the earth; to developing an interdisciplinary LGBTQIA+ mental health network for Scotland; to re-wilding impacts on the historic environment; to mapping stories of children's rights implementation in Scottish schools.

In this latest round, lead investigators represent 10 of the 19 Scottish higher education institutions. The funded projects will enable collaboration with researchers based at 20 institutions in total, including internationally, with academics based in Norway, Turkey, and Australia.

The RSE’s Research Awards programme runs twice a year in spring and autumn and aims to support Scotland’s research sector by nurturing promising talent, stimulating research in Scotland, and promoting international collaboration.

RSE Vice President, Research Professor Anne Anderson FRSE, OBE said: “The RSE’s Research Awards Programme is crucial in supporting Scotland’s vibrant research sector. The outstanding work of these awardees will advance our knowledge, help us to tackle global challenges, and be of benefit to Scottish society. On behalf of the RSE, I applaud them, wish them well in their research endeavours, and thank them for their contributions.”

The new UofG RSE Research Awardees is as follows:

International Joint Projects

RSE Research Networks

RSE Research Workshops


The next open call for RSE Research Awards will run from 7th September - noon, 26 October 2023.
The call will include 8 different funding opportunities covering all career stages and academic disciplines:

  • Small Research Grants 
  • Research Workshops
  • Research Networks
  • Personal Research Fellowships
  • International Joint Projects
  • Scotland Asia Partnerships Higher education Research (SAPHIRE) Fund
  • Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants
  • International Bilateral Visits 

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First published: 30 June 2023