New Data Research Funding

30 Oct 2019

SWCTN Data Fellowship Call, open until 5pm, 9 December 2019

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.6m government funded project to promote creative tech across the south west. They are looking to recruit 24 research fellows in the area of data: 8 from industry, 8 from academia and 8 new talent.

SWCTN is interested in fellowship proposals that encompass bold, creative, challenging, cross-sector thinking in the broad field of data. This includes the ethical challenges around data capture and storage, data retrieval, data bias, data ownership, data literacy, as well as the role of data in sustainability across issues relating to, for example, the climate emergency, Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Fellows each receive a £12K bursary to support time and research costs; this is a flexible part-time opportunity. 

SWCTN is a collaboration between Bath Spa University, UWE, University of Plymouth and Falmouth University, Watershed in Bristol and Kaleider in Exeter. Fellowships run from April 2020 to January 2021 with most of the required time commitment in the first three months.  Find out more details here.