Targeted Small Grants

The Productivity Insights Network is pleased to announce that a targeted call is open from Wednesday 3rd July until 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019 with funded projects planned to start on 4th November 2019. Funded projects will need to be completed within four months and be up to maximum cost of £10,000. This call builds on the gap analyses and complements previously funded projects from Productivity Project Funding Round 1 and Round 2.

Targeted Small Grants are available to support new interdisciplinary directions in productivity research across the social sciences that engage partners and deliver impact. PIN is seeking insights within specific research areas of productivity and invites proposals investigating productivity in relation to:

  • UK business investment (including financialisation) behaviour;
  • infrastructure and/or land use;
  • sustainability.

All proposals must demonstrate how the Targeted Small Grant will support a clearly defined piece of interdisciplinary social science research which addresses one of the three priority areas and engages with non-academic audiences.  Please see the downloads below for further guidance on proposal submission.

Productivity Project Funding

Our first call for innovative projects to apply to the Productivity Project Fund closed in July 2018 – successful projects can be seen here. Our second call closed on 30th April 2019 and you read details on the successful projects here. Successful projects will be notified by 22nd May and will start in June 2019. Productivity Project Funding supports new and ambitious interdisciplinary directions in productivity research across the social sciences that engage partners and deliver impact. In our previous two rounds we have provided funding for:

  • Small Projects: funding of up to £10,000. Projects take place over a maximum period of 4 months with a view to develop new insights on the productivity debate.
  • Pioneer Projects: funding of up to £50,000. Projects take place over a maximum period of 10 months pursuing research that will change the tone of the productivity debate.

All applications need to demonstrate how the funding will support a clearly defined piece of social science research with an identifiable outcome which makes a contribution to productivity research and engages with non-academic audiences.