28th January 2019

KESS partnership projects

The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) is a major European Convergence programme led by Bangor University on behalf of the Welsh higher education sector. KESS offers collaborative research projects linked with a local company partner, with scholarships supported by European Social Funding across Wales. For more information about the KESS programme, head to their website 

Tenovus Cancer Care is an eligible KESS company partner.

To see our currently supported KESS Studentships, click here.

We’re keen to be an active partner on available PhD studentships, and will prioritise projects which will help us meet our charity aims. We currently consider expressions of interest from potential academic partners across Wales only.

We are also interested in projects that support our work. These include:

Current Funding Opportunities


How do I apply?

To meet the KESS 2 spring 2019 deadline for projects starting October 2019, we’d like to invite expressions of interest by Monday 25th February, with decisions in April.

Download an expression of interest form and send your completed form to

Once we have given a partnering commitment, it is the responsibility of the academic partner to apply to the KESS 2 programme through their host university.

If you have a potential project you’d like to discuss, or any questions, just give us a call on 029 2076 8874 or email us at


If you would like to sign up to receive our funding call list and be notified when the next round is open please complete the form here.