Cabot Institute: Open Call for Funding

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The Cabot Institute is offering funding to pump-prime new research activity, or to deliver impact through mechanisms such as seminars, workshops and conferences. However, the Open Call also welcomes and encourages innovative approaches beyond these mechanisms, such as funded student projects.

This is an initiative in which aims to promote engaged and interdisciplinary resaerch which brings together the social sciences, life and physical sciences and engineering faculties, also aiming to foster collaborations with non-academic partners.

Open Calls seek out in particular to support early-stage projects which have the potential to lead to major research bid submissions. Projects must also reflect Cabot’s research focus on ‘living with environmental uncertainty’.

In 2015, proposals linked to the European Green Capital 2015 are particularly welcome.

Funding for the pump-priming of new research activity seeks to develop interdisciplinary research groups or consortia, and to support scoping activities. Pump-priming funds can be used to cover costs associated with the development of interdisciplinary research bids (e.g. meetings, travel) and scoping activities.

To help build an engaged and interdisciplinary community of researchers, the Cabot Institute will also be providing funds to run seminars, workshops, conferences and other events or outreach activities.

Cabot Open Calls aim to facilitate enhanced networking and relationship-building within and outside of the University (including academics, public and third sector organisations, business, industry and policymakers); high-profile agenda-setting discussions that position Bristol at the heart of emerging ideas, consortium-building, and improved links with research funders.
Effective start/end date1/01/10 → …

Structured keywords

  • Cabot Institute Water Research
  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research


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