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CAPE launches new funding for academic-policy initiatives, the CAPE Collaboration Fund

We hope the CAPE collaboration fund will stimulate researchers and public policy professionals to work together in order to develop evidence-informed approaches to policy problems. It’s a key part of CAPE’s work to understand how to strengthen the relationship between the academic and public policy communities.

Sarah Chaytor, CAPE Co-Investigator and UCL Co-Lead

This week, we are delighted to share that we have officially launched our new funding scheme, the CAPE Collaboration Fund.  

The CAPE Collaboration fund aims to build collaborative and co-productive research and activity between academics and policy professionals in an effort to better develop policy work. Up to £25,000 in funding is available for collaborative projects. This scheme is eligible to academic and research staff at CAPE University partners (University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, and Northumbria University). Proposals can include co-investigators from other universities. 

We welcome and encourage creative and innovative approaches to co-production and co-creation with policy stakeholders. Some of these approaches include, but are not limited to, pump priming, co-developing research, and co-convening meetings or workshops. The fund can be used to buy-out academic or policy time.

The CAPE Collaboration Fund operates on a rolling quarterly deadline. The first deadline for submissions is 5 December 2021.

Please note that we are committed to values of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We especially encourage applications from under-represented backgrounds, or those whose research either directly involves or potentially benefits under-served or otherwise marginalised communities.

For an informal chat about your application please get in touch with CAPE directly ([email protected]) or for academics, your University’s CAPE coordinator.