The Brigstow Institute, based at the University of Bristol, has just announced its 2021 research funding and fellowship opportunities! The research institute places an emphasis on collaboration and aims to bring people together to undertake new experimental inter-disciplinary and co-produced research projects and partnerships exploring what it means to live well in the 21st century.
For those at SPIN, this could be an excellent opportunity to lead or engage in collaborative research with those outside of your field, particularly with artists and creatives. Interested members are particularly encouraged to think how the funding and fellowship schemes could be used to advance research related to secrecy and ignorance studies.
Important eligibility note: Each project team will need one University of Bristol researcher (who needs to be a member of academic staff) to be the budget holder for the project. Bristol-based academics must lead the research but outside collaborators are still encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 25 February 2021
Theme: Living Well in the 21st. Century
Amount: £1,000 – £2,000
Brigstow colleagues are willing to meet and discuss potential projects with interested applicants. For more information of this and the complete details for the funding, as well as the full application process, please visit here.
This could be of interest to early and mid-career researchers or creatives with little to no experience working with people outside their discipline. The Ideas Exchange could be used to fund the time of the creative industry partner(s) to enable wide-ranging and exciting conversations that might lead to further research.
SPIN has a wide range of creatives and organizers who could be tapped into for this. In addition, the many talented artists and creatives at SPIN could use the funding to participate in or lead an interdisciplinary project related to secrecy and ignorance with a Bristol-based reseracher.
This could be of interest to those bringing different disciplinary and methodological approaches together to critically interrogate structural inequalities highlighted by the pandemic and explore solutions driven by the communities most affected.
For those at SPIN, this could be a way to further develop secrecy and ignorance studies in a post-truth Covid era related to ongoing issues like knowledge inequalities or the rapid spread of disinformation.
Deadline: 25 February 2021
New call for two Brigstow Collaborative Fellowships focusing on researching structural inequalities.
For complete details on Brigstow Collaborative Fellowships and the full application process please visit here.
Each Collaborative Fellowship award will be a collaboration between at least two University of Bristol academics: one each from the social sciences and the arts and humanities. The institute is particularly interested in thinking through how the social sciences, arts and humanities bring different disciplinary and methodological approaches to critically interrogate structural inequalities and experiment with solutions driven by the communities most affected.
For those at SPIN, this could help further develop secrecy and ignorance related studies of health inequalities, the digital divide, education, housing and welfare — especially in the context of the ongoing pandemic.