Our dedicated Research and Knowledge Exchange team facilitates the development of proposals and tenders, manages project budgets, advises on ethics, risk and due diligence, and supports impact and evaluation.  

We have a diverse portfolio of externally funded research, including grants awarded by: 


If you are interested in applying for research funding, please contact your Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Officer. Details of which Officers cover which Departments and Schools can be found on MySOAS

For general queries, please contact us on research@soas.ac.uk.

Prospective Fellows

We support Fellows from across the globe to come to SOAS to undertake high-standard research and develop their academic portfolios.  

We have hosted fellowships funded via organisations and schemes including the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship programme, and a range of specialist sponsors. 

If you would like to find out more about current opportunities at SOAS, please email research@soas.ac.uk.

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at SOAS

SOAS has successfully secured an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) for 2023-2028.

Co-managed by the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate, the 5-year £1.25 million IAA boosts the impact of SOAS’ migration and marginalisation research.

This thematically focused IAA will articulate with all aspects of SOAS’ strategies, mobilising nationally and globally urgent ground-breaking SOAS social science research on the precursors and effects of migration and displacement and of the construction of minorities and minority identities, and strengthening SOAS’ emergent and powerful decolonising partnership practices with policy, NGO and corporate sectors that result in positive action.

A range of support is offered for SOAS researchers at every stage of their careers

  • thematic roundtables that foster knowledge exchange between SOAS researchers and practitioners and policy makers
  • an annual mobility programme of short-term, high impact knowledge exchange fellowships
  • rapid response and strategic grants of £2,500 to £10,000 that support co-production of knowledge and impact-oriented outputs

SOAS researchers will also be gain expertise in knowledge exchange practices and approaches through partner-led capacity building, and will have the opportunity of showcasing their research and engage the public during the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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