Call for Seed Funding applications to Networked Society Institute

Applications for our 2018 Seed Funding round are now being accepted from the University's research community.

We are looking for innovative interdisciplinary research projects that align with the Networked Society Institute's interest in the connectivity between people, places and things to solve the problems facing the networked society. These seed funded projects are the primary way we foster, support and enable interdisciplinary research collaborations at the University of Melbourne.

We have an open call for projects that focus upon understanding the impacts and opportunities of the networked society and in creating solutions to further the networked society. We seek to support projects that deliver positive social outcomes. We welcome applications from across the University for exciting proposals that align with the mission of the Institute.

We are specifically seeking interdisciplinary applications led by researchers from faculties that have been under-represented in our Seed Funding with special attention being given to applications from: Architecture, Building and Planning; Business and Economics; Education; Fine Arts and Music; Law; Science; and Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

In addition to the open call we welcome proposals that align with our emerging focus areas:

  • Digital Ethics: exploring the ethical, social, legal and political issues surrounding the use and uptake of connected people, places and things in the networked society.
  • Cybersecurity: examining the security challenges of networked society and creating solutions to ensure and enhance cybersecurity.
  • Future of Work: researching how the networked society is transforming how we structure and arrange work and participate across the economy.
  • Internet of Things: understanding and developing how increasing connectivity can deliver new services and business opportunities across domains such as health, agriculture, and urban spaces.

Seed funding represents our largest investment to support the development of interdisciplinary research on the networked society at the University of Melbourne. The program is designed to support small-to-medium scale projects from $20,000 to $40,000 that have the issues facing the networked society at their core and show the potential for future external funding. Seed funding provides the opportunity for the Institute to support novel, new research projects from University researchers.

A workshop to allow researchers to share ideas and potentially find collaborators with complimentary skills and interests will be held on Friday 27 April from 2pmRegistration for the workshop is essential.

Applications forms, further information, and contact details can all be found at Seed Funding 2018.

More Information

Adam Lodders

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