[okfn-discuss] Fwd: EPSRC: Research in the Wild 2012

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 29 17:12:55 UTC 2012

Is this of potential interest? I *might* be able to find a Cambridge PI?

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*Expressions of Interest DEADLINE: 16:00 on 18 April 2012*
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*Full proposals DEADLINE: 16:00 on 13 June 2012*

Applicants are invited to express their interest to apply for short-term
funding to perform their Digital Economy ‘Research in the Wild’ in three
challenge areas:
·         Sustainable Society - Digital technologies can be used to make
services more sustainable and enhance current systems (economic,
environmental and social), in a way that is accessible, affordable, bespoke
and popular.
·         IT as a Utility - To realise the digital economy, digital
infrastructure should be so simple, accessible and reliable it is invisible
to the consumer.
·         New Economic Models - New business models in a digital economy
will create a more flexible, dynamic, resilient and individual-centred
economy for the UK.

Applications to this call for ‘Research in the Wild’ should demonstrate fit
to one or more of these challenge areas, and to the aim of the Digital
Economy Theme: to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital
technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future
society, and the economy.

This call is being managed by EPSRC on behalf of the RCUK Digital Economy

*SCOPE*: Applications are welcome from researchers across the subject
domains of all the Research Councils involved in the Digital Economy theme,
·         Arts and Humanities;
·         Economics and Social Science;
·         Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Activities could either cover the testing of new technologies and methods
with potential beneficiaries or looking at new ways of using existing
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*FUNDING*:  Up to £2M is available to fund several projects in 2012.
Projects are limited to up to 18 months in duration.

*ELIGIBILITY*: As this call is a targeted funding opportunity provided by
EPSRC, higher education institutions, and some research council institutes
and independent research organisations are eligible to apply.

*APPLICATION PROCEDURE*: All potential applicants must submit an expression
of interest (EoI) via email to EPSRC by *4pm on 18 April 2012*.
Approximately 20 proposals will be invited for full submission, subject to

Please be aware:
·         EoIs must state PI Surname, PI First Name, Institution, Project
Title and which of the three challenge areas the project fits to at the top
of the first page, otherwise will not be considered.
·         No other attachments are necessary and if received will be
discarded and not used in the assessment process.
·         Proposals that go over the 2-page limit will be cut down and the
sift panel will only see the first two pages.

If invited, full applications should be submitted using the Je-S
application form (https://je-s.rcuk.ac.uk/) by *13 June 2012*.

·         Research in the Wild RitW at epsrc.ac.uk;
·         Dr Hannah Collins, tel 01793 444428, email
Hannah.Collins at epsrc.ac.uk
·         Dr Richard Bailey, tel 01793 444423, email
Richard.Bailey at epsrc.ac.uk

·         Call web page at
·         Call document at
·         Digital Economy Theme: www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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