Productivity Project Funding: Round 3 Now Open!

We are pleased to announce a Round 3 of the Productivity Project Fund. Round 3 is an open call running from 9 December until 31st January at 16:00.  The Productivity Project Funding is available to support new and ambitious interdisciplinary directions in productivity research across the social sciences that engage partners and deliver impact. In Round 3 funding is available 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 7 months pursuing research that
    will change the tone of the productivity debate.

All applications must 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.

Call Outline and Project Proposal Form

To apply, please use the Project Propsal Form provided in the link below, ensuring to read the eligibility and guidance information provided in the Call Outline document:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via productivity@sheffield.ac.uk.

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

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. In 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. So far, funding has been provided for:

  • 12 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 9 x Pioneer Projects: funding of up to £50,000. Pioneer projects pursue research that will change the tone of the productivity debate.