AHRC and EPSRC have recently announced a call to develop a research programme to bring together organisations within the creative economy with researchers from both the arts and humanities communities and beyond:
“This is not a technology-only research programme, nor one exploring interfaces but a programme to explore the new technology-enabled, multi-sensory, narrative, interpretative, and performance experiences that will drive future creative and commercial value. This will require interdisciplinary working between the Arts and Humanities and other disciplines from Psychology to Engineering, and inter-sector working between researchers, creative practitioners, and businesses.”
They would like proposals addressing this call to focus on:
Memory – how can new immersive experiences extend the access, interpretation and reach of memorybased institutions such as museum, galleries, archives and collections?
Place – what new experiences can be created by the combination of immersive technology and place based services?
Performance – what new creative practices are enabled by immersive technology, what new experiences can be offered to audiences and how can this transform or extend models of performance?
Applications are invited for a total full economic costs of up to £75,000 and lasting between 6 and 9 months. The deadline for proposals is 5th October 2017. Full details are given in the call document.
Developing new capacity building and/or research collaborations or partnerships, including training at all career levels
Partnership building including networks, seminars and workshops to explore and identify areas for cooperation, secondments and movement of people (including students)
Exploratory or pump priming research studies for investigation of new approaches and/or generation of preliminary data
Creating effective pathways to impact in LMICs
Two types of projects are available: small (<£100k, <12 months) projects aimed at exploring the needs of LMICs, building collaborations and/or piloting activities; and larger (>£100k, <24 months) projects where collaboration and proven approaches are established and in a position to deliver long term, sustainable impact.
There is a briefing event in London on 21st July which you can now register to attend.
The University’s GCRF Working Group is available to offer advice and guidance on partnerships with LMICs and GCRF-relevant research generally.
The Royal Academy of Engineering have recently announced that the competition for Enterprise Fellowships is now open. Please get in touch with us if you wish to discuss an application – the deadline is Monday 2nd October 2017:
Fellowships are available to both university-based academics of any experience level who wish to spin-out a company, and also to recent graduates wishing to create a company.
Prior experience of commercialisation activities is not essential, the desire and capability to succeed is more important and we will equip you with the necessary skills through a programme of training and mentoring.
Up to £60,000 funding
12 months mentoring
Business skills and training
Lifetime Hub Membership
The Academy does not take any equity stake in the companies formed.
So if you are an academic with an innovation or technology you wish to develop and spin-out from your university, or you have graduated within the last five years and are seeking to run a startup, then we can help you.
Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Applications should be between £500-£10,000 over up to two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are also welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.
Funds are available to: facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to the mode of enquiry.
The deadline for applications is 5pm UK time on 24th May 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: Please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager as soon as possible if you intend to apply to check your own Faculty’s internal deadlines: as this scheme usually gives rise to a high volume of applications, there are internal processes in place to ensure any bids submitted are high quality and are supported by the relevant Faculty.