Promoting Cross-Disciplinary Research aims to fund a small number of cross-disciplinary projects around:
- Quantitative Aspects of Understanding Behaviours, which could include:
- new models of social systems
- understanding behaviours and engineering behavioural change.
- understanding vs. simulation in decision making
- Behaviour could include: social relations, social practices, social structures, organisational behaviour, economic behaviour and social institutions
- Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid, which could include:
- Novel technologies for developing countries or deprived social systems.
- Disruptive technologies for development
- Optimisation of cutting edge technology
- Technical solutions very different from traditional approaches
Up to £6m has been earmarked for this call and the closing date: 12 October 2010 (though you need to register your intention to submit by 10th September 2010).
Discipline-Hopping will be smaller awards, aimed at encouraging researchers to cross disciplinary boundaries. Up to £1 million has been earmarked for this targeted activity and, subject to the quality of the submissions received, it is anticipated that we will fund approximately 10 proposals. Deadline: 16 September 2010.