Transcript of "Closing presentation Connected Communties Cardiff Gary Grubb September 2011"
Connected Communities ProgrammeCommunities, Cultures, Health & Well-Being Research Development Workshop Next Steps: Development & Follow-up Funding Gary Grubb, Associate Director of Programmes AHRC
Possible Headline Success Criteria Identified by the Group on Day 1• Sustainable after the project end• Fun and exciting• Impact on well being defined by community• Big ideas• Strong knowledge exchange element• Inter-disciplinary – user engagement – international• Benefits on different levels – micro, theoretical – including unintended impacts• Exploratory research
Possible Headline Success Criteria Identified by the Group on Day 1 (2)• Co-productive enterprise• Contagious –catalytic – generative• Dialogical – restorative• Deeply interfacing: local – national – global• Scalable – potential policy impact• Challenge the term ‘connectedness’• Demonstrable links community / academe and learn from past programmes• Critically demonstrate our claims of participation
Funding Available• We want to support the development of promising creative and innovative research ideas that emerge from the workshop and encourage new collaborations• Two types of funding available immediately after the workshop through streamlined process: – 1. Project Development Proposals to support the development of project ideas identified during the workshop as having the potential to be worked up into large full research consortia proposals – 2. Follow-up Funding – to pursue other ideas and opportunities emerging from the workshop but which are not about preparing a large consortia application• Deadline for both is 1700 Wednesday 23rd November 2011• Workshop participants can be involved in more than one application (but can be PI on no more than 2 applications)
Funding Routes Connected Communities Programme Other RoutesAt any time or Research Council in line with responsive Mode or Other Funders other funding schemes other calls e.g. Follow-on Funding Closed callSummer 2012 Research closing date Consortia up to £1.5m Research23 November Follow-up Development funding up to Closing Date funding up to £40k £15k Other proposals Proposals agreed for emerging directly development as Other ideas not Workshop from directly from the consortia proposals the workshop Sept 2011 workshop at workshop
Project Development Funding• To support the development ideas specifically identified during the workshop as having strong potential to be developed into full large consortia proposals.• Funding for activities directly linked to developing a full proposal e.g. - networking amongst teams - building or extending partnerships / collaborations (both other researchers in UK or overseas and outside academia) - consultation with communities and business, policy, practice, voluntary etc organisations about research plans - conducting fuller reviews of previous research of relevance - short term testing / piloting of ideas or methods
Project Development Funding• Limited number of awards of up to £15,000 (FEC) available to workshop participants, to start to start between 1 Feb and 28 Feb 2012 and run for up to 4 months• Expected to be cross-disciplinary and cut across Research Council boundaries but must involve arts and humanities researchers• Novel stakeholder & community engagement activities expected• PI plus at least two Co-Is or collaborators must have attended the workshop• Must involve 2 or more Research Organisations• Can involve any number of other collaborators (academic/ non- academic, international etc...), including people not at the workshop• Applications via Je-S form available after 18 October• Light touch review process
Project Development Funding: Future Funding Opportunity• Holders of Project Development Projects will have an opportunity to submit proposals for large research consortia projects under a closed ring-fenced call.• Expected limit on applications expected to be £1.5m (FEC) over periods of up to 5 years• Deadline expected to be summer 2012• Number funded will depend on quality & innovation (full peer review), size of proposals, potential co-funding, etc, but likely to be 1-3 consortia.• Further details will be provided to those awarded Project Development Funding
Follow-Up Funding• Aim to pursue ideas emerging from the workshop but not leading to directly to large full consortia proposals for submission in summer 2012 but to other forms of output / outcome.• Activities could include: - networking events (e.g. seminars, workshops, on-line fora); - knowledge exchange and dissemination activities (conferences, joint publications, policy briefings); - people exchanges / secondments; - joint scoping studies / pilot projects; - joint reviews / synthesis of research; - innovative community engagement activities; - collaborative training activities
Follow-Up Funding• Funding for a range of projects up to £40,000 (FEC) available to workshop participants, to start to start between 1 Feb and 28 Feb 2012 and run for up to a year.• Expected to be cross-disciplinary and may cut across Research Council boundaries but must involve arts and humanities perspectives• Novel stakeholder & community engagement activities strongly encouraged• PI plus at least one Co-I or collaborator must have attended the workshop• Must involve 2 or more Research Organisations• Can involve any number of other collaborators (academic/ non- academic, international etc...), including people not at the workshop• Applications via Je-S form available after 18 October• Light touch review process
Other Opportunities• Funded projects will become a part of the Connected Communities Programme and will be invited to future Summits or Programme events• Follow-up proposals could lead to applications to other research council schemes – applications to responsive mode grants schemes can cut across Council boundaries and be handled collaboratively under the cross-Council Funding Agreement• Funded projects will be eligible to apply to Research Council follow-on funding schemes to exploit new pathways to impact that emerge.• Highlight for cross-disciplinary networks with arts and humanities at their core under AHRC’s networking scheme• AHRC fellowship scheme highlight notice for collaborative arts and humanities research embedded in communities
Future Plans• Just announced! Joint AHRC/ESRC call for outline proposals for two large consortia on Community Engagement and Mobilisation call closing 14 December 2011.• Just announced! Arts and Humanities perspectives on communities - research reviews and scoping studies: call closing on 23 November 2011• Planned initiative on community heritage• Possible research development workshop on Communities, Culture & Sustainability (2012)• Summit 2012 involving representatives from community groups / organisations• Developing partnership activities• Programme web-pages: www.connectedcommunities.ac.uk and e.mail contact list will provide further information
Research Council Contacts• AHRC• Queries about the Connected Communities health and well-being theme: Adam Walker A.Walker@ahrc.ac.uk• Queries about the application process, eligibility criteria etc: Gemma Broadhurst G.Broadhurst@ahrc.ac.uk• Queries about Connected Communities Programme generally: Gail Lambourne (G.Lambourne@ahrc.ac.uk); Gary Grubb (G.Grubb@ahrc.ac.uk)• ESRC Dawn Woodgate (Dawn.Woodgate@esrc.ac.uk)• MRC / RCUK Lifelong Health &Well-Being Programme Katie Finch (firstname.lastname@example.org)• EPSRC / Digital Economy Programme John Baird (John.Baird@epsrc.ac.uk )
Lessons Learnt from Previous Events• Important that in clustering ideas that the exciting original ideas do not get lost or ideas lose focus.• Getting a clear research question or set of questions can help.• Importance of identifying a leader with skills in bringing the components together.• Remember the large consortia proposals are not the only game in town - Don’t forget the follow-up opportunity and other funding opportunities (Research Councils / other funders) and the potential value of networking and identifying collaboration opportunities etc.• Not everyone can be involved leading a large consortia but people can contribute in many different ways – ideas, critiques, advisory groups etc. In large groups developing consortia it is important to recognise that not everyone can be a Co-investigator and that people can contribute in different ways.• Don’t narrow down too early and don’t forget you can move between groups at any point.
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