Scottish Universities Insight Institute : a development from the institute for advanced studies

a development from the institute for advanced studies


Call for Proposals

Open Call for Proposals 2017, round 1
Applications are invited to run Knowledge Exchange Programmes between August 2017 and March 2018.
Our next call is an open call. In responding to this call we would like to encourage applicants to see it as an opportunity to:
  • explore the implications of increasing uncertainty in many spheres
  • make connections across institutions and across disciplines and between the academic and the non-academic community that would not otherwise be made
  • generate fresh insights from the interaction of different perspectives that might not often meet

The call also offers the opportunity to make a contribution to matters that are likely to be the subject of particular scrutiny in this Parliament.

Knowledge Exchange Programmes
The Insight Institute supports programmes that address substantial issues facing Scotland and the wider world, which have the capacity to extend knowledge and inform policy and/or practice. Programmes should be proposed and organised by teams whose composition reflects the multi-discipline and multi-sector remit of the Institute. Programme participants should include academics and members of communities beyond academia, e.g. the public and voluntary sectors, business and industry, as well as bringing in international expertise. Programmes should:
  • marshal the existing knowledge of participants and deploy their experience in fresh ways;
  • be multi-disciplinary and incorporate policy-maker and/or practitioner knowledge;
  • foster ongoing collaboration through a schedule of activities over a number of months, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to extend knowledge and inform policy and practice.
Organising teams must include members from at least two of our partner universities:

Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde 


  • About KE Programmes
  • Eligibility
  • Application Process
  • Assessment information
  • Forms and Guidelines
  • Supporting References

Key Documents

The 2017 application form and guide will be available to download shortly. The documents below are for reference only:

Application Form 2017 (round 1) - UPDATED VERSION

Guide for Applicants 2017 


Key dates

Information sessions: March 2017

Deadline for Registration of Interest: 18 April 2017

Deadline for full applications: 19 May 2017

Notification of results: July 2017

Programmes start: from August 2017


2017 Workshops

During March 2017 we ran a series of workshops to provide further details of the new call, share tips on developing a successful application and hear from previous grant holders.

Download the workshop presentation

Registration of Interest

Coming soon...


All enquiries about the Call for Proposals or submission process should be directed to Nicola Duncan, by email: or phone: 0141 548 5930.