You can apply for a discipline-hopping in ICT grant at any time in any field of research relevant to the UKRI remit.
You should have a proven track record of research in your home discipline and wish to develop skills and collaborations with other disciplines or users.
You must show how you will use interdisciplinary research and collaborative development to benefit the ICT research community.
Find out more about the ICT research areas covered by this funding opportunity.
You could carry out a discipline hop to:
- gain skills and knowledge to open up a new cross-disciplinary research area or answer a specific cross-disciplinary research question
- explore the feasibility of working with other disciplines on a project
- learn a new technique, tool or method that you can apply to your own research.
Your period of discipline-hopping could last between three and 24 months, and the pattern of work could vary. For example, you could:
- work in another university department at your home institution for one day a week for 12 months
- travel to a different research institution or company in the UK or go abroad for three months full time.
Your pattern of work should be appropriate for the research being conducted and outlined in the proposal. You will be expected to immerse yourself in the discipline, for example by a move of location or department.
We will award 80% of the full economic costs of the project, with your organisation covering the remaining balance. Funding will support:
- salary of the primary investigator
- travel and subsistence while away from the home institution
- a co-investigator at the host institution to provide the necessary training and guidance
- consumables to carry out the research
- spending on broadening the impact of the discipline-hop and maximising collaborative work between ICT and other disciplines.
Funding is not available for:
- replacement salary costs at your home institution
- co-investigators or project partners from overseas or in industry (although overseas and industry collaborators can be part of your proposal)
- equipment over £10,000.
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