CAPE seed funding is aimed at building collaborative and co-productive activity between academics and policy professionals to address topical policy needs.
Applicants must be from a CAPE partner university, but proposals can include co-investigators from other universities.
There are two CAPE seed funding streams which will run on a rolling basis:
- The challenge-led stream will enable 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.
- The co-production stream will support applications that have been co-developed by academics with at least one policy partner to address a specific policy need.
More details of seed funding opportunities will be posted here when available.