Funders and partners


Research at the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences (CSELS) is funded by a range of sources, including Research Councils, European Commission, Innovate UK, NHS trust, industry and charities. Below illustrates some of the major funders for the CSELS projects both past and present. 

The Academy of Medical Sciences logo

Agrial Fresh logo

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) logo

UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council logo

British Heart Foundation logo

British Cycling logo

Badminton World Federation logo

Cancer Research UK logo

European Institute of Innovation and Technology logo

Coventry City Football Club logo

European Union logo

The Higher Education Academy logo

InoCardia logo

Life Science Production logo

Network2Supplies (N2S) logo

National Institute for Health Research logo

Royal Society of Biology logo

Sport England logo

UCB Logo

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire logo

UK Active logo

UKRI Innovate UK logo

UKRI Natural Environment Research Council logo

United Shield International logo


At CSELS we value our collaborations across the globe. Our research partners range from small- and medium-sized enterprises, research institutes and universities from the UK and overseas. Our collaborators proactively work with us on projects that exchange new knowledge, create ideas, build capacity and produce research results.

In addition to this, we also offer a number of industry funded PhDs and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) that combine research expertise with real-life problem-solving. For more information please visit our ‘study with us’ pages.

Through our research, we strive to create impact that reaches from our local community in Coventry to country-level policy.

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