Not Equal - Micro and Pilot Projects Funding Call

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Not-Equal, Network+ on Social Justice through the Digital Economy funded by the EPSRC, focuses on how the design of new and emerging technologies and their application can empower, emancipate and more equitably distribute opportunities for economic development to all citizens, consumers and employees.

Not Equal brings together and resource partners from academia, industry, government and civil society to understand, explore and respond, together, to the potential of new and emerging technologies to make the UK socio-economic life fairer for all.  The Network+ activities focus on three challenge areas: Algorithmic Social Justice, Digital Security for All, and Fairer Futures for Businesses and Workforces, that will:

  • Create research opportunities to address fundamental technological innovation that can promote fairness, equality and economic opportunities for all through the Digital Economy.
  • Foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and Knowledge-Exchange between different expertise, and between academic and non-academic communities.
  • Enable cross-disciplinary collaborations and commissioning of original research promoting an ethics of reciprocation whose outputs respond to the Network+ identified broad challenge areas.

Not-Equal is looking to fund a first round of micro and pilot research projects.  Micro research projects can be up to 3 months in length, and they expect to fund up to 8 micro projects of up to £5k (80%FEC) for this first funding call.  Pilot research projects can be between 6-8 months in length. They expect to fund up to 12 pilot research projects of up to £40k (80%FEC) for this first funding call.

The deadline for EOI is 28th February 2019, and the deadline for proposals is 30th April 2019. The full call for proposals can be found here.