Researcher in Residence Programme

The Digital Catapult and the UK Research and Innovation Digital Economy (DE) Theme are now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme at the Digital Catapult Centre in London.

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.

Eligibility: open to those with a contract of employment at a UK university or UK Research and Innovation 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 £25,000 to cover expenses, including travel and accommodation.

Further information and application forms can be accessed at the call webpage. If you have any questions please email Dr Andrea Kells.

Key dates

Activity Date
Call launched 16 May 2016
Deadline for applications 19 June 2016
Fuding decision Late August 2016