Frequently asked questions about Cranfield University, our research and doing business with us. 

If you can't find the answer in the information below please get in contact with us.

Where can I find the University policies?

You can find the policies of the University in the corporate governance section of the website.

How do I find out about invoice payments, VAT and finance matters?

Find out more details about Procurement and Finance including the terms and conditions of purchase or contact

Do you offer consultancy services?

Many of our academics come from industry and continue to work closely with a wide variety of clients. They understand commercial reality and are able to offer a wide range of services from a short telephone conversation to a long term project. Our Corporate Relations team can facilitate this for you – explore 'ways of working with us'.

How do you charge for research work?

This depends on the scale of the project. Once scoped, suggestions as to the most appropriate solution will be suggested, and the relevant costs outlined.

Are you able to help me access government funding?

There may be several routes for funding options. Once the project has been scoped our Corporate Relations team will be aware of any funding routes that could be pursued.

Who will I deal with if I work with Cranfield?

Our Corporate Relations team are usually the initial contact with you, helping you to scope your project and identifying the most appropriate resource for you.  Once they have introduced you to our relevant experts and initiated the project, you will liaise directly with the academic staff and students assigned to the task.

Are you able to help my company link with another organisation?

We work with over 750 organisations in over 40 countries. Our wide network means we are often able to link clients who would not normally have access to each other to facilitate projects.

What doctoral training programmes do you run?

The main subject areas we specialise in are: Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Security, Energy, Environment, Health, Management and Manufacturing.

Cranfield is a globally significant centre of expertise and enterprise and an exceptional environment for strongly business-engaged research and innovation and postgraduate education and training.  It is an ideal environment for doctoral research.

How can I find out about volunteering or donating to Cranfield?

Many people want to support Cranfield to ensure its future prosperity. This ranges from sponsoring a student to leaving a legacy.