The Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund is now open for applications. This is an internal grant scheme for KE (knowledge exchange) projects and is designed to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.
Cohesive aims and activities, realistically planned and budgeted, are favoured with Value for Money a priority. Grants are typically expected to be up to £2,500, and cover direct costs only.
Potential KE activities are many and varied. Ideas include, but are by no means limited to:
— Innovative marketing and communication of research impacts
— Meetings to develop co-ordinated bids for external funding, for projects involving external partners
— Engagements with knowledge generation and R&D through crowdsourcing
— Market assessment as part of a commercial opportunity
— Workshops/seminars and networking events with industry, the 3rd sector and/or public policy makers exploring key issues arising during or from research
The deadline for this call is the 14th September 2015
To find out more – Click Here
To apply – Click Here
The University’s Department of Education are convening a high-profile seminar series on Impact and Knowledge Exchange in an Evolving Research Environment. The series will bring together different voices from the higher education landscape including researchers, funding bodies, ‘users’ and research facilitators to debate how impact and knowledge exchange are interpreted and practiced across research systems and networks. Weekly seminars will be given by external speakers on Wednesdays (6 May- 17 June), concluding with a panel discussion on the 17th of June. Opportunities for networking and discussion will be offered at each event.
At the first event in the series will be held on the 6th May 2015 at the Said Business School, from 5pm – 6:30pm, where Professor James Wilsdon will present the findings of his review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management and post-election prospects for social science funding & influence within government, building on the Campaign for Social Science’s recent report ‘The Business of People’.
To sign up for the first event – Click Here
To view the entire series – Click Here