Productivity Project Funding: Can you find a piece of the puzzle?

Our Productivity Project Funding (PPF) supports new and ambitious interdisciplinary directions in productivity research across the social sciences that engage partners and deliver impact. Our first open call for innovative projects closed in July 2018 – successful first round projects can be seen here. Our second open call closed in April 2019 and you read details on the funded projects here. Next, a ‘Targeted Small Grants’ scheme was launched to foster interdisciplinary research into a range of key issues that been highlighted as a priority area through PIN’s work to date. Our third open round of funded provided us with a selection of research, some more novel in nature and address a broader range of topics including green growth and sustainability, financialization and further gaps in the puzzle. Following the impacts of the Covd19 Pandemic, we funded a final fourth round of research, based on the thematic expertise of our Co-Investigators and we can’t wait to share the findings from these final pieces in 2021.

Within the successful applications across all rounds of the PPF were able to demonstrate how the funding would 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. Funding has been provided for:

  • 31 x 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.
  • 2 x Targeted Small Grants: funding of up to £10,000, over a maximum period of 4 months. Projects must address prescribed productivity themes as outlined in the call.
  • 15 x Pioneer Projects: funding of up to £50,000. Pioneer projects pursue research that will change the tone of the productivity debate.