These awards are designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition that is at an early stage of its development. A Workshop is regarded by the RSE as “the coming together of scholars at the early stage of planning and developing a collaborative research initiative.” Funding will encourage and support a range of seminars, colloquia, workshops and lectures which will advance the exploration of the topic, theme or issue in the course of a twelve month period. Please note that this award is not for a single event. A conference, colloquium or seminar designed to provide a forum for sharing completed or advanced research is not eligible under this scheme.
Funding of up to £10,000 is available per Workshop.
The Research Workshops are intended to facilitate intellectual and creative interaction between researchers from different disciplines and from a range of institutions, within the academic community, the public and the private sectors, the Scottish Government and the third sector as appropriate (eg Creative Scotland, Historic Scotland, NHS Scotland and the creative industries).
Knowledge Exchange is an important part of these awards and will be taken into account when the selection of projects is made. It must exist between the creators and potential users of this research and should be informed by, or developed with, the users.
It is envisaged that the Workshops will lead to long term research projects in the area explored in order to provide tangible results that will be of value to the academic community and the wider public.
Research Workshops will create a climate in which established researchers or practitioners can support colleagues at an early stage in their career and research students by providing access to the high level discussion and development of ideas.
Applications for this scheme are currently closed.