Thank you to all bidders to the fund. In total of 190 bids were received with over £3million pounds being requested. Of these 64 were shortlisted for consideration by the independent panel.
The Vitae innovate panel met in August to consider the bids made to the fund.
The panel were impressed with the very large number of bids that were received The majority of the 64 bids that the panel reviewed were excellent projects which would make a clear contribution to enabling researchers to reach their potential in both their research and their careers. They reflected the very high standard of provision in many institutions for professional and career development for researchers, and reflected in many cases new potential collaborations. The panel agreed funding for seven projects totalling £75k of the available £100k fund.
Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors
The Open University (OU)
Essential business skills for the low carbon economy: a bespoke programme for researchers
University of East Anglia
Researcher-led initiatives: generating frameworks for promoting a postgraduate researcher stake in researcher development
National Union of Students
Building impact into social science research
University of Leeds
The research impact agenda and early career development for historians: a pilot study
History Research Wales
Facilitating research as a creative process
Imperial College London
Win-Win: developing the transferable skills of research staff through mentoring
The University of Sussex
For more information please see the pdf document linked from this page.
The panel looked to fund ideas and projects which were genuinely aiming to discover, try or set up something new. The aim of the fund was to enable projects to happen which were not currently planned or likely to take place under existing funding or provision for supporting researchers. Projects which the panel considered to be either an adaption or continuation of previous or current work were not funded.
However, given the quality and potential value of some of the proposals to researcher development, Vitae will be reviewing the range of proposals and may be in touch with individual bidders to discuss taking forward some projects within other Vitae workstreams, such as our resources development or research projects.
The remaining unallocated monies will be carried forward in the Vitae innovate fund. Further information on the 2010 call for proposals is now available. In the meantime, thank you again to all bidders and congratulations to those who were successful. We are looking forward to the outcome of these projects.