Open Call for Proposals 2018


The Scottish Universities Insight Institute is pleased to announce a new open call for proposals. Applications are invited from our member universities to run knowledge exchange programmes beginning in autumn 2018.

Applicants should complete an online Expression of Interest by no later than 20 April 2018, followed by a full application form which must be submitted by 5pm, 25 May 2018. 

There were opportunities to hear more about our work, the programmes we support, and details of this specific call at our information sessions. If you missed these sessions, you can still get in touch with the SUII team with any questions regarding the application process or potential programme ideas.  

Programme teams who have an established idea for a proposal they would like to develop might like to attend our project design workshop to share ideas and hear tips from previous programme leads.


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. SUII programmes aim to stimulate in-depth knowledge exchange and mobilisation through workshops, seminars, and other activities over a period of several months. In particular we aim to encourage knowledge exchange activity that wouldn't otherwise take place, including novel partnerships to explore new developments and possibilities for improving policy and practice. 

Applications are invited from teams whose composition reflects the multi-discipline and multi-sector remit of the Institute. Programme teams 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. Ideally some non-academic partners should be involved in the development phase of a proposal to help ensure it is demand led. 

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