Researcher in Residence Programme

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Researcher in Residence Programme Digital Catapult


The Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme are now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme, to be hosted at the Digital Catapult Centre in London, or at one of the local centres (Belfast, Bradford, Brighton and Sunderland).

Projects can either be applied or more strategic in nature:

Applied projects will generally be user-centred and focused on impact generation in the short to medium term. Proposals should be relevant to one or more of the current Digital Catapult Focus Areas. Some academic areas of interest include but are not limited to: applying anonymization, differential privacy, re-identification and homomorphic encryption; secure multi-party computation, trust and identity; distributed ledgers and Blockchain; distributed or privacy preserving architectures for personal data exchange; semantic data models; user profiling; IoT – architectures, security, data visualisation, managing systemic risk; business models for personal data exchanges and for the IoT; evaluation and measurement of economic impact for marketplace interventions.

Strategic projects will help shape current Catapult projects, and drive the creation of new activities or projects relevant to the Catapult’s overall mission. Proposals that highlight potential new directions, new users and novel means of impact generation are encouraged. The focus should be impact generation in the broadest sense. Projects could be undertaken on either a full time basis or via a series of short secondments to the Catapult.

Eligibility: open to those with a contract of employment at a UK university or RCUK Research Institute, or PhD students who have submitted their thesis by the closing date, Sunday 19 June 2016.
Timeline: the closing date is 23:59 on Sunday 19 June 2016, with decisions due by late August 2016. The programme will run until 2018, with two funding calls each year. The next round will open for applications in the autumn.

Funding: all residencies will benefit from a grant of up to £25K to cover expenses, including travel and accommodation.

Further information and application forms can be accessed by downloading the documents below. To receive notifications and updates of subsequent calls, please use the form at the bottom of this page. Please note: The registration form at the very bottom of this page is to register your interest for subsequent calls only.

Further information

For full terms and conditions about participating in Digital Catapult Open Calls, please click here.

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