CAPE seed funding grants support academic researchers and policy professionals to co-develop and deliver policy work in response to policy demand.
Two CAPE seed-funded streams run on a rolling basis:
CAPE Collaboration Fund
This stream supports applications that have been co-developed by researchers with at least one policy partner to address a specific policy need.
This scheme operates as an open call. Deadlines for academic year 2021/22 are as follows:
- 5 December 2021
- 21 January 2022
- 22 April 2022
- 8 July 2022
Proposals on any topic or idea are welcome. Proposals should aim to support engagement with public policy based on a clearly identified policy or societal need, with a named policy partner(s) and a strong element of collaboration and/or co-creation.
CAPE Challenge-led Fund
This stream enables policy stakeholders to put forward specific challenges to which researchers can respond. Applications will be assessed via a pitch to a funding panel including the stakeholder(s) who set the challenge.
Challenge-led opportunities will be advertised here when available.