Spring Call for Proposals
Our next call for proposals will be an open call with applications invited from all disciplines on all topics.
Expressions of interest are invited by 18th April, with the deadline for full applications on 22nd May.
The composition of project teams should reflect the multi-discipline and multi-sector remit of the Institute. Applicants must include members from at least two SUII partner universities (currently Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde), and teams should include academics as well as policy-makers and/or practitioners. Visit our website for full details and eligibility criteria.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you would like to discuss a potential project idea. We will be running information sessions online soon - click on the following dates to register:
We are also hoping to hold in-person sessions at some of our member universities where you will be able to hear tips on applying for and running a SUII programme. Dates and details still to be confirmed so please visit our website soon for updates.
We are very pleased to announce that we will be supporting two programmes as part of our latest open call. Both will be holding their first workshop in March so make sure you visit our website or socials for updates.
Scotland’s recently published National Innovation Strategy highlights innovation as a key tool to make Scotland a fairer, more equal, wealthier and greener country and emphasises the importance of collaborative clusters and transformational innovation policy interventions. Working with European partners and using a participatory design-led process, this programme explores the key challenges in achieving transformation through Innovation Policies, providing a platform for sharing experience and learning with regional, national and international partners.
- 📅 First event: 22 March 2024, details tbc
Systems of ethical approval for educational research vary widely across Scotland, creating a landscape difficult to navigate for experienced researchers and beginner teacher-researchers alike. This programme aims to facilitate the establishment of strong collaborative research partnerships across Scottish education by fostering mutual understanding and improving the alignment of processes and criteria for ethical approval.
- 📅 First event: 25 March 2024, details tbc
Programmes from our Scotland in Europe call co-funded with Scotland Europa have been very active over the past few months. Workshops have been held in person, online and in a hybrid format, successfully bringing together participants from no less than 24 countries both within and outwith Europe. Visit their webpages for more information about their activities and outputs.
Meet the team!
The SUII team has seen a few changes since our last newsletter so we thought now would be a good time for us to (re)introduce ourselves.
Charlie Woods - Director
Charlie has many years of experience working in and with Scotland's economic development agencies in a number of strategic, operational and consultancy roles. He is currently on the board of the Economic Development Association Scotland, a membership organisation for those working in economic development to share knowledge and develop skills. He is also a mediator and facilitator with Core Solutions.
Laurence Estanove - Programme Manager
Laurence joined SUII in 2020, having previously worked as Faculty Assistant Editor in HaSS at the University of Strathclyde. In that role she provided editorial support for REF impact case studies; she also worked as Editorial Consultant for SOAS in the run up to REF2021. Prior to moving to Scotland, she taught EAP and Cultural Studies at Université Paris-Descartes. With a PhD in Victorian literature, she is a co-founder of the French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies and chief editor of its journal. She is also a dedicated dressmaker running a small sustainably-minded social enterprise.
Sarah Lamon - Events Coordinator
Sarah joined SUII in October 2023, following a summer working at GOMA's Cut&Run Banksy exhibition and graduating from GCU with a degree in International Events Management. She is particularly passionate about sustainability and centered her dissertation on the pivotal role festivals can play in instilling environmental awareness and incentivising long-term green behaviours. She successfully completed an accredited programme sponsored by the Carbon Literacy Programme and was actively involved during COP26 by helping run their digital meeting platform. She has also a fond interest for the arts and cultural sector - with Inhouse CIC she helped promote, organise and deliver a wide range of community-focused events during the Queen’s Park Arena summer programme.
Programme Manager at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute