Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTP) grants

The RES Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTPs) grants will provide funding up to a maximum of £2,000 for projects that increase the sharing of knowledge and expertise between academic and non-academic economists or those in related fields. This is part of our commitment to diversifying economics through funding aspects of the knowledge exchange that help to improve the profile of economics as a discipline and economists more broadly.

The scheme will open in the spring with a deadline of 30 September 2022.

What can I apply for under the Knowledge Transfer Project Grant?

The RES Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) will involve collaboration between one or more RES members and a partner who is not necessarily an RES member; it is designed to allow academic economists to apply their knowledge to help solve problems in business, policy or practice. A typical KTP in academic economics would facilitate a relationship between a company/organisation and an academic RES member. The RES member would apply their expertise to a project that would help the development of their collaborative partner. RES members from outside of academia are also welcome to apply.

Examples include:

  • an RES member in a public or private sector organisation could invite an academic economist to contribute to a project concerning a business or policy issue.
  • an RES member outside academia facilitating a relationship with one or more academic economists, with the member sharing a problem of business/practice that they face in order to interest academics in developing a solution based on recent research in the area.
  • an academic economist brought into a business/institution to offer Continuing Professional Development in the latest economic techniques, in the form of a research informed workshop for professional economists at the firm or non-academic institution. 

It is expected that a KTP project in economics would lead to a sustained impact from shared knowledge on the business as well as the RES member themselves.

How much can I apply for under the Knowledge Transfer Project Grant?

An RES KTP project award can be up to £2,000 and it is necessary to either provide evidence of matched funding or justify why this is not the case.

Although venue and equipment hire costs can be requested, it is anticipated that these will normally be provided without cost by the host institution. Reasonable catering costs, travel and accommodation expenses can be requested within the RES Expenses Policy guidelines. 

Further details can be found on the application form. 

What's required under the Knowledge Transfer Project Grant?

Applicants must be a member of the Royal Economic Society and not have been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Project Grant in the last three years. The event/programme of work should be due to take place within 18 months of application. 

The grant can support one-off single events, short series/programme of work on a specific issue, or provide seed funding to help initiate the first of a series of work; it is not designed to provide funding for an event/programme of work that is already established.

Project organisers should ensure there is a diversity of speakers/contributors involved in the event/programme of work.

Applicant’s should complete the application form and provide a brief cv (maximum two pages), along with a clear budget and evidence of co-funding (where appropriate). 

Full information can be found in the application form. 


Knowledge Transfer Project Application Form
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