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Ideas Lab
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Who is invited?

Experienced researchers with up to 8 years of post-doctoral experience or equivalent qualifications (Principal Investigators shall have been awarded their first PhD ≤ 8 years prior to 1 January 2017, i.e. after 1 January 2009) who feel that they can contribute to one or more of the challenges in this research area, regardless of their disciplinary background, are invited to apply for the participation in the Ideas Lab. The potential participants should indicate how their expertise can address one or more of the defined challenges. As the Ideas Lab is predicated on an ethos of innovative collaborative working, applicants must demonstrate both enthusiasm and appropriate personal attributes for multidisciplinary collaborative research. Furthermore, the ability to develop and pursue a new approach will also be a key criterion in selecting applicants. We emphasise that this call is open to any discipline, but anticipate that it will be of particular interest to those working in the following areas:

  • Psychiatry (child and adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry)
  • Psychology (Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy)
  • Paediatrics
  • Neurosciences (Biomarkers, Diagnosis)
  • Sociology (Family Studies, Social Work, Child and Adolescent Sociology)
  • Health Sciences (Nursing, Public Health, Alternative Medicine, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Physiology, Medical Biotechnology, Nutrition, E-Health)
  • Arts (Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Dance, Film)
  • Computer Sciences (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Digital Health Tools, Human Computer Interface, Design)
  • Educational Sciences
  • Law
  • Media and Communication Sciences

Applicants should not feel limited by conventional perceptions of research performed in this field; the Ideas Lab approach is about bringing together people who would not normally interact. This is a novel boundary-spanning opportunity to share ideas and develop future collaborations.