Research Innovation Enterprise

Creative Informatics Small Research Grant

Creative Informatics

Join our Creative Informatics research team to find out more about applying for a CI Small Research Grant of up to £5k to support your work!

Are you interested in applying for the next round of Creative Informatics Small Research Grants? Come along to this informal online drop-in session on Tue, 14 September 2021 at 15:00 – 16:00 to discuss your application ideas with the CI team.

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This call is open to academic staff at University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University and invites submissions for 3 to 9 month research projects. Projects must begin by February 2022 and conclude by end of September 2022, with findings to be reported by 1st November 2022.

Applications close on 30th September 2021 at 5pm.

A Creative Informatics panel will meet to review applications in October 2021, with successful projects to be announced on 4th November 2021.


Is there a research project related to the creative industries you’d love to explore if you only had resources and support? Does it involve some kind of exploration or investigation into data or digital technologies?

Creative Informatics Small Research Grants of up to £5,000 are open to academics and researchers at any stage of their career, including PhD students. Project Principal Investigators (who can be PhD students) must be based at either the University of Edinburgh or Edinburgh Napier University. Proposed projects or activities should explore innovative uses or applications of data or digital technologies in the creative and cultural industries. We aim to fund at least 5 projects in this round.

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About Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics is a collaboration across the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh.

Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

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