Seedcorn Funding: The 2019-20 call for applications is now open. Closing date Wednesday 13 November (midnight)
Brigstow is now welcoming applications for seedcorn funding for the 2019-20 academic year.
We would encourage you to take some time, as a team, to work through the 2019-20 Seedcorn guidelines-checklist-application questions (PDF, 198kB) before completing the online application form.
This is an annual 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 are 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.
If you would like to discuss your application with Brigstow before applying, we're holding some coffee mornings and afternoon teas, where you can chat about your ideas over tea/coffee and something tasty. Book your half hour slot on one of the events below:
- Book a slot on Brigstow's coffee morning: Wednesday 2 October: Library Room, Royal Fort House
- Book a slot on Brigstow's afternoon tea: Monday 14 October: Library Room, Royal Fort House
- Book a slot on Brigstow's afternoon tea: Tuesday 15 October: Library Room, Royal Fort House
- Book a slot on Brigstow's coffee morning: Tuesday 22 October: Library Room, Royal Fort House
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.
We also have an annual call for Ideas Exchange funding.