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Inviting academic researchers to collaborate



Orange rectangle with two blue circles. In larger circle text reads: "Collaborate - a chance for academics to find out more, 9 December 10:00 - 11.30". In smaller blue box text reads "Centre for Cultural Value". In bottom right hand corner there is an illustration of two people sitting in chairs talking. Beneath them text reads: #ValuingCulture

With the Collaborate fund Expressions of Interest for researchers opening soon, we are now offering academics in the UK the opportunity to find out more.

What is Collaborate?

Collaborate is a fund to support the development of collaborative research projects between the cultural sector and academic researchers.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for academic researchers to:

  • Co-develop a collaborative research project to more deeply understand an area of cultural value
  • Undertake research that could form the basis of future research publications, be cited as impact activity for future REF case studies or be the foundation for further external funding in the future
  • Gain access to a cohort of peers, learning resources and the chance to develop skills in research leadership and new ways to communicate research.
  • And, network with some of the UK’s leading arts and cultural organisations to generate shared research ideas

Expressions of interest will be open from 6 December 2021 to 26 January 2022.

Before you apply, take a look at the further information on our web pages, and download the guidance for academic applicants.

Join the briefing event for academic researchers

On 9 December, we’re inviting UK-based academics who are interested in applying to attend a free online event to find out more about the process, the application and develop their expressions of interest.

Please not, to be eligible for Collaborate you can be an individual academic researchers or research teams from any discipline. You must have a PhD at the time of application and currently be working at a UK based university or higher education institution.

Book your place now.

Hear from a previous Collaborate project

In our Collaborate pilot project, Manchester Camerata and Dr Michelle Philips, a senior lecturer for the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) worked together to explore how audiences respond to different music listening experiences. Find out about how they benefited from the collaborative approach in the short film below.

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