Call for Proposals 2022 – Open Call

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) is a joint venture of six Higher Education Institutions, which provides financial and logistical support to knowledge exchange projects aimed at improving policy and/or practice in Scotland and beyond. We aim to encourage collaboration between different institutions and different disciplines (particularly those that may not regularly work together) and between academics and non-academics. SUII projects also offer the opportunity to draw on international expertise.


Next Call

The next call for proposal will be an open call with applications welcome on all topics. Within this, the Programme Committee, who will select proposals, is particularly interested in applications that help address issues related to coping with cost of living pressures and the economic and social recovery from the Covid pandemic, particularly for those who may have been most affected, such as children and young people.


Application process

Applications are invited from teams whose composition reflects the multi-discipline and multi-sector remit of the Institute. Applicants must include members from at least two SUII partner universities[i]

Project teams should include academics and policy makers and practitioners – ideally some non-academic partners should be involved in the development phase of a proposal to help ensure it is demand led.


Expressions of interest are invited by 21st October, with the deadline for full applications on 25th November. Proposals will be considered by SUII’s Programme Committee in early December. Projects are anticipated to begin in January/February and to run for around six months.



[i] Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde


All enquiries about the Call for Proposals or submission process should be directed to: 


Feel free to get in touch if you are looking for potential partners to work with, either in policy/practice or in academia. We may be able to connect you with other potential applicants with similar interests.