Providing funding of up to £15,000
The purpose of the Responsive Projects funding is to provide flexible funding for projects that demonstrate strong user engagement and potential for local/ regional/ national/ international societal impact. We seek to particularly support projects that embed and develop co-designed and co-produced impact relationships to contribute to our ambition to drive culture change across social science activities. We encourage interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary engagement beyond the usual disciplinary mixes; ensuring the right mix of expertise can drive workable solutions to real world issues.
Smaller amounts for initial testing of impact relationships are also welcome. The fund will support activities such as building non co-produced relationships with non-academic users, including public engagement where applicable; co-development of activities designed to apply research to policy and practice; co-designed policy/evidence workshops or the co-production of novel experimental types of impact generation.
All projects must have at least one external, non-academic partner that is making a contribution to the project (either cash or in-kind). External partners could include national and international businesses, public and third sector organisations or community bodies.
Responsive projects will be supported for a maximum of 12 months. Applicants will need to specify a start and end date to the project. The project must start within 3 months of the call deadline.