Experimental Partnerships

Experimental Partnerships are opportunities for mixed interdisciplinary teams of researchers, creatives and communities to carry out risky, experimental, and exploratory projects to take the first steps in developing and pursuing new research questions. We especially welcome applications from teams that might find it difficult to find early-stage funding because of the novelty of the ideas, methods or approaches.  

Funds are available to initiate and develop partnerships to undertake early-stage, experimental research pilots that engage with creative thinking and making.

Researchers can approach us with ideas through our responsive Seedcorn funding call. We also work in collaboration with partners for more focussed calls, and occasionally announce a themed call for researchers to respond to a particular idea.

Open Experimental Partnership Calls:


You can see the range of Experimental Partnerships we've funded so far on the Projects page or look through our past funding calls.

Hear from the 2017 Seedcorn projects about their experience with Brigstow:

Ideas Exchange

Need some more time to develop your ideas before applying for an experimental partnership? Our Ideas Exchanges might suit you.

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