Brigstow use a threefold funding approach to enable the co-production and co-design of new research projects: Ideas Exchange Funding, Seedcorn Funding and Writing Retreats.
Ideas Exchange funding.
To support and enable emerging, interdisciplinary networks and partnerships that are co-designed and co-run with those outside the university (creatives, charities, businesses).
To enable research teams to carry out risky, experimental, co-produced and exploratory projects to take the first steps in developing and pursuing new research questions.
To enable seedcorn projects to reflect on their research and co-write together. The annual Brigstow writing retreats are offered to those who have received seedcorn funding from us.
If you have an idea for a co-produced and interdisciplinary research project that you would like to undertake and you would like to informally discuss your ideas contact email@example.com
Get a sense of the diverse range of coproduced and/or interdisciplinary projects we have funded.
Hear from the 2017 Seedcorn projects about their experience with Brigstow:
Collaborative Fellowship Awards - Researching Structural Inequalities: This is a new call for two Brigstow Collaborative Fellowships focusing on researching structural inequalities.
Brigstow Institute and Bristol Photo Festival Commission: An opportunity for one research team to work together on a short project that uses photography as a research tool/approach/method.
Exploring the politics of immigration and the politics of environment through planting: A call for proposals for the artist-led creation of a new University of Bristol garden space and living lab.
Who's in our food?: "Who's in our food?" are looking to commission an artist in residence. The artist will help them to explore food justice as a set of issues, and as a concept in its own right. The creative will help them to explore what food justice means and why it gathers the coalition of food researchers to explore the set of systemic problems that they are involved in tackling in their diverse research projects.
Empowerment of teachers-as-researchers: "Developing a methodology for the empowerment of teachers-as-researchers in the context of Sustainability and Climate Change Education" are looking for a creative partner to give creative input into challenges faced, suggest novel approaches to collect information and data, and ways to share this with educators.
Robotics and Everyday Life: Interdisciplinary conversations and making: A series of workshops will allow participants to take the first steps in understanding different disciplinary perspectives and develop early-stage impact collaborations and co-produced projects. After the workshops participants can apply for modest project funding to collaboratively explore an aspect of the Robotics and /Everyday Life theme.
These are really useful guides for University of Bristol researchers and Professional Services staff involved in collaborative projects: