The TSU is a largely self-funded research institute and most members of staff are contract researchers who are funded through external grants.
In recent years the most important funding source has been UK Research and Innovation (UKRI ) including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK. Other bodies that are funding our research include programmes and institutes within the University of Oxford; the European commission; research councils in other European countries; organisations such as the ADB, ASEAN, WHO, OECD and UN Habitat; and charities such as the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. A small part of our funding is generated through activities other than research, including university teaching, executive education and consultancy.
We are always developing projects and ideas for future research. The TSU has an excellent track record in collaborative projects and is keen to develop new partnerships with research groups and funding agencies.