We are excited to announce the annual call for EFI’s Student Research Awards. We are looking for data-rich and challenge-led projects that include a strong element of co-design and co-creation.
Your project could co-develop and create the research questions and/or co-create the final outputs with external partners, including industry, the public sector and the wider community. If you have an interesting and innovative idea for a research project, we want to hear it! Submit your application to our funding scheme by 5pm on Monday 12th December.
Students are at the heart of the Edinburgh Futures Institute’s research activities. We aim to support creativity and talent across the student body by funding up to 10 projects that relate to the Futures Institute’s key research programmes (Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Future Infrastructure, Creative, FinTech and Financial Services, Tourism and Festivals, Data Civics and Gov-tech). Your application will be submitted to an interdisciplinary panel chaired by the Future Institute’s Research Director, Professor Melissa Terras.
In 2021/2022 EFI awarded six projects in different schools and disciplines at the University, supporting student projects with a focus on innovative, multi-disciplinary research for the public good. Details on the awarded projects are here: https://efi.ed.ac.uk/announcing-winners-of-the-efi-student-research-awards/
Idil Galip commented,
“Thank you for supporting this project, it was a very rewarding process for everyone involved.”
Applications welcomed from across schools and colleges
We are looking for multi-disciplinary research questions that are risky, that challenge existing theoretical and methodological paradigms, and that have the potential to contribute to social transformation. Applicants must demonstrate an ethical research approach and follow University regulations and procedures.
Project applications should have:
- Clearly identified aims and objectives.
- Novel research questions, and relevance of the project in relation to the key research programmes noted above.
- Well defined users of research (stakeholders) and a plan for following up with them after the project.
- Innovation in target group, activities, and/or methods.
The Edinburgh Futures Institute call is now open, and the deadline for applications is Monday 12th December, at 5pm. Undergraduate and postgraduate students at any of the University of Edinburgh Colleges, and from all disciplinary backgrounds, are welcome to apply.
Proposals must specify a budget of up to £1000.