Ad-hoc research grants proposals must be innovative and present a novel opportunity for CIMA. The project budget should not exceed GBP40,000 and the project must be completed within 18 months.
The adhoc process is different to our topic-led initiatives because:
- It allows researchers to put forward innovative proposals that fall outside the topic areas of CIMA’s main research initiatives.
- It provides an opportunity for researchers to put forward grant proposals outside the set timelines that the topic led initiatives demand.
CIMA's ad-hoc grant process takes place in two stages:
The applicant needs to complete a two-page application form which should provide CIMA with a project outline, proposed outputs and demonstrate how the project will be of benefit to CIMA. These can be submitted at any time throughout the year.
If an applicant’s stage 1 application is successful, the research team will be notified and the proposal will progress to the next stage.
The applicant will be asked to complete a more comprehensive form. This form will be sent directly to the applicant by CIMA (please note that this form will not be available on the CIMA website - it will only be sent via email to applicants who have completed stage one).
All completed proposals will be assessed by a panel of external impartial experts each quarter. Applicants will then be notified within six weeks of the review date if they have been successful or not. Successful applicants may be asked to attend an interview at CIMA to discuss their research further before funding is offered.
Please note that there is a maximum number of stage two applications that can be reviewed at each panel, after which they will be rolled over into the next review period.
For more information please download our Guidance Notes or email email@example.com
Our adhoc funding initiative is currently open with stage one applications due by 3 November