This is an opportunity for mixed interdisciplinary teams of researchers 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 will be available to initiate and develop partnerships to undertake early-stage, experimental research pilots. We are primarily interested in helping new teams work together on co-produced and interdisciplinary research rather than funding the knowledge exchange or impact of existing research, or public engagement activities without a research component. This funding is also suitable if you received Ideas Exchange or network funding from us before and are now ready to embark upon testing those ideas through a seedcorn research project.
You can see the range of projects we've funded so far on the Projects page of the Brigstow Website and watch a film of our showcase event where projects were able to show people the work they'd done, on the About page of our website.
If you are interested in applying next time, you can prepare by reading through the 2019-20 Seedcorn guidelines-checklist-application questions (PDF, 198kB)
We also have an annual call for Ideas Exchange funding.