Apply for funding to explore and develop human-centred digital technologies and services that enable an equitable society. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for EPSRC funding. Your team must include:
researchers from at least two disciplines across the EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC portfolio;
at least one early-career researcher at lecturer level as principal or co-investigator;
at least one researcher co-investigator at postdoctoral level.
Your project must be at least 50% within the remit of EPSRC. The full economic cost of your project can be between £625,000 to £1.25 million. We will fund 80% of the full economic cost.
The EPSRC digital economy theme is seeking high-quality multidisciplinary, sociotechnical and co-created projects aimed at building activities in the equitable digital society priority area. Projects should explore human-centered, transformational digital technologies and services to achieve an equitable digital society. Projects should not, however, solely explore digital equitability without generating novel technical outputs. Proposals addressing the breadth of the priority area are welcomed. This opportunity is funded by the EPSRC digital economy theme, which supports research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of: community life, cultural experiences, future society or the economy.
At its core, the equitable digital society priority area and the wider digital economy theme is about improving people’s lives. Projects should seek to benefit marginalised and vulnerable people and groups, clearly identify citizens’ needs, and explain how these will be addressed as an outcome of the research. Projects should partner with the third sector, as well as (where relevant) industry, government and other organisations to define and achieve a shared vision for an equitable digital society. Research undertaken must be interdisciplinary and sociotechnical in nature, and include researchers from across a range of disciplines, balanced across the technical and social sciences, and the humanities.
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.