Call for Proposals 2023-2024 


Open Call


The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) is a joint venture of Higher Education Institutions, which provides financial and logistical support to knowledge exchange projects aimed at improving policy and practice in Scotland and beyond.


The Call

The next call for proposal will be an open call with applications welcome on all topics.


Application criteria

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 non-academic partners will be involved in the development phase of proposals to help ensure they are demand led. SUII projects also offer the opportunity to draw on international expertise and experience, which will be particularly important in this call.

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

Application process

Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest prior to submitting a full proposal. Expressions of interest are invited by 20 October, with the deadline for full applications on 22 November (5pm). Proposals will be considered by SUII’s Programme Committee in December. Projects are anticipated to begin in the late winter/ early spring of 2024. It is anticipated that projects will run for around six months.


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. We are also happy to discuss any potential project ideas and answer questions about the application process.

Information session

Watch the recording of our latest roadshow to hear more about this funding opportunity


00:00 Introduction 14:00 Assessment Criteria
05:45 Previous programmes 20:15 Eligible Costs
12:43 Next call 25:43 Timetable



Reflections from previous programme leads


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