Ideas Lab

Applications closed.


Applications for the Ideas Lab will be assessed by a Selection Panel consisting of the Ideas Lab Director and mentors (including an organisational psychologist) looking to ensure a mix of disciplines and experience.

Their assessment will be based on the following criteria:

  • The ability to develop new, adventurous and highly original research ideas in respect to the research challenges;
  • The potential to contribute to research at the interface between disciplines;
  • The ability to work as part of a team;
  • The ability to explain research to non-experts.

It is therefore important to give evidence of your fulfillment of these criteria in your application. Please ensure that you fill out the completed Expression of Interest, as this is the document upon which potential Ideas Lab attendees will be selected. Please note that because of the large number of applications expected, we will not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Following the Ideas Lab, the research teams consisting of Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators with the highest potential will be tasked to elaborate on their research proposals covering their intended activities as identified at the Ideas Lab as part of the funding application. The deadline for submission of the elaborated research proposals is 10 July 2017. Further guidance on this part of the process will be available during the Ideas Lab event.

We seek to support those research teams that demonstrate:

  • Novel, highly multidisciplinary research projects, clearly reflecting the distinctive opportunity for creating such projects that the Ideas Lab provides.
  • Clear evidence that the team has the capability to deliver their project as a high quality multidisciplinary activity, provided both through the presentation of their joint proposal and their activity during the Ideas Lab.
  • Clear relevance to and the potential to make a distinctive and novel contribution towards addressing the research challenges in this area.