Collaborative Research Grants support joint research projects that bring together researchers from more than one Scottish university to develop new lines of study or to advance significantly existing areas of expertise.

As in the previous year, the Trust will be looking to fund proposals that meet  the following funding priorities:

  • Priority will be given to proposals demonstrating a strong collaborative element with balanced contributions from the participants, or showing clear synergy, or based around new partnership.
  • The Trust encourages the participation of Early Career Researchers – either as Lead Applicants, Principal Investigators, or Scottish Co-Investigators.
  • The Trust also prioritises projects with a strong interdisciplinary element.
  • A fourth priority area concerns projects which will impact on the strategic research objectives of the participating institutions – such as developing their research programmes, establishing new direction, and/or building on existing strength.

Having established consistency with some of the Trust's strategic priorities, the principal criterion for the award of a CRG is that the planned research is of excellent quality and is likely to be of benefit to two or more of the universities of Scotland (research consortium).

More details on this scheme and the application process can be found on the Collaborative Research Grant page.

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