The Researchers in Residence Programme

The Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme is now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme.

Open date: Mon. Feb 5, 2018 Close date: Fri. Mar 23, 2018


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

Why you should get involved?

The aim of RiR initiative is to:

  • Accelerate the impact of RC-funded research
  • Increase knowledge exchange and co-creation between academia and Catapult centres
  • Develop new collaborations between academia and Catapult centres
  • Expand the capabilities and knowledge of the Catapults
  • Nurturing talents and skills development of researchers and Catapult staff
  • Create a cohort of RiRs able to share their experiences with a wider network of academics.

Who should apply?

We are looking to hear from those with a contract of employment at a UK university, or PhD students who have submitted their thesis by the closing date, 23rd March 2018.

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.

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.

Additional detail

Funding: All residencies will benefit from a grant of up to £50K

Call to action

Please download the applicant guidance document for more information on how to apply. You can also download the application form and the impact report guidance.

The closing date to apply is 23:59 on 23rd March 2018. Projects should start within 3 months of award date, and can run for up to 12 months.

Please note that this call is for residencies at The Digital Catapult only. For projects in collaboration with other catapults, please visit the Catapult website here

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