EPSRC Not-Equal Network Plus Call for Collaborative Proposals

The EPSRC funded Social Justice through the Digital Economy Network Plus, otherwise known as Not-Equal is pleased to announce their 2nd Call for Collaborative Proposals. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 29 May 2020.

Projects can be up to 8 months in length and applicants can request up to £40,000 (80% FEC claimable).

We are seeking innovative cross disciplinary projects from UK Higher Education Institutions in partnership with one or more non-academic entities.

Projects should align with our Not-Equal Challenge Areas:

  • Algorithmic Social Justice
  • Digital Security for All
  • Fairer Futures for Business and Workforces

And should also respond to our Second Call Key Topics:

  • Recognition
  • Redistribution
  • Enablement and Radical Trust
  • Proactive Resilience and Reparation
  • Accountability and Care

For further details please see our Call for Collaborations Guidance Brochure (PDF).

Review Process

Following submission, applications will go through three rounds of shortlisting. Initially applications will be reviewed by a panel of academic experts, then by the Not-Equal Community Panel (a group of general public volunteers) and the final funding decisions will be made by the Not-Equal academic team.

To learn more about the review criteria and application process please read Terms of Reference 2020 (PDF).

Supporting Collaboration

In conjunction with the Call, Not-Equal are hosting several initiatives to assist finding partners, developing ideas and writing applications.

Catalyst - Online Matchmaking Tool

If you are seeking a collaborator for your project please submit your idea via this online form. To browse other project ideas and search for potential project partners please visit the catalyst website.

Sandpit Events

Not-Equal will host two Sandpit Events, 27 February 2020 at the Catalyst Building, Newcastle University and 06 March at Digital Catapult, London.

These one day events will bring together partners from across the Not-Equal network, with the aim to facilitate collaborations, drive innovation and lay the foundations for potential research projects.

Virtual Q&As

Not-Equal will host three Virtual Q&A sessions on 12, 18 and 24 March 2020 to enable applicants to ask any questions about the application and review process. Login details coming soon.

ECR Writing Surgery

This session will give Early Career Researchers (ECRs) practical writing advice and provide training in the art of grant writing. This two hour workshop will take place on 19 March 2020 at Newcastle University and can also be attended virtually. To register your interest please email notequal@newcastle.ac.uk

Key Dates

Date Event
20 January 2020 Call Opens
27 February 2020 Sandpit Event: Newcastle
6 March 2020 Sandpit Event: London
March-April 2020 Virtual Q&A Sessions
19 March 2020 ECR Writing Surgery
29 May 2020 Proposals Due
30 June 2020 Applicants notified of outcomes
01 September 2020 Project Start Date

Important Documents

To submit an application please fill out the Project Application Form (MS Word) and email to notequal@newcastle.ac.uk before 17:00 on 29 May 2020.