Digital Economy Telling Tales of Engagement Competition 2020


1. Applicant details *


2. Applicant email address *


3. Mentor details (optional)

If applicant would not normally be eligible to apply for EPSRC funding, please provide details of an eligible mentor


Associated Digital Economy grant details *


4. Research area relevance to DE Theme priorities (up to 500 words)

Please describe the research area that you are working in, how it is related to the funding you have received from the DE Theme (or relevant associated funding from EPSRC, ESRC or AHRC), and how it relates to the DE Theme priorities (please refer to Appendix C in the call document for the full priority descriptions). *


5. Overview and key impacts and benefits arising from the associated DE Theme grant (up to 500 words)

Please provide an overview of the research carried out through the associated DE grant, and the impacts and benefits it has had, addressing the following questions:
• What was the main research challenge of the associated DE research grant? What were the key outputs?
• What has been the societal and economic impact of these outputs? What individuals or community groups did the research have an impact on?
• What positive changes have resulted from your research, and how did these changes come about? Can you showcase a diverse range of impacts resulting from your work? What evidence can you provide to demonstrate these positive changes or impacts?
• How did you go about engaging with any partners on the project?


6. Your proposed ‘Telling Tales of Engagement’ activity(ies)  (up to 1,000 words)

Please describe how you propose to use the award to further ‘tell the story’ of the research and enable further impact, addressing the following questions:
• How do you propose to ‘tell the story’ of your demonstrable impact(s)?
• What kind of public engagement do you propose to have with your target audience?
• Which sectors of society or members of the public will you seek to engage with and why?
• How will you incorporate an element of audience interaction? How will you ensure that you engage with the public in a creative and meaningful way, for mutual benefit?
• How will you ensure your engagement is successful in the context of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions?
• How has equality, diversity and inclusion been taken into account in your public engagement activities? Are you engaging audiences that are, for example, diverse in age, gender identity, ethnicity, ability, neurodiversity, social class, income or digital literacy, or audiences that are typically disenfranchised or underrepresented in the Digital Economy space?
• How will your public engagement contribute to the further development of your research and impact? *


7. Your plan for dissemination within the DE research community (up to 500 words)

Please describe your plan for dissemination within the DE research community, addressing the following questions:
• How do you plan to share your understanding of the overall impact process with other parts of the DE research community, who may not be so advanced in their thinking and practice? This could help researchers set impact-related goals and metrics and help UKRI provide further guidance on impactful research. *


8. Resources and management, and risk mitigation (up to 500 words)

Please explain how you plan to spend the £10,000 award money, including a breakdown of costs required for various resources. (This may also cover details of any of savings made as a result of effective management.)
Costs must be specific to the project and should be justified to add demonstrable value to the project. Resources eligible under FEC can be requested, for example, to cover training in public engagement or communications, public engagement specialist staff expertise and support, materials/venue costs or travel expenses.
Please note that the TTE awards are not eligible for extensions beyond the 18 month funding period. Therefore, this section should also include a risk mitigation strategy for possible disruption due to further COVID-19 lockdowns or other unforeseen circumstances. *


9. One-page visual summary of research and impacts

Please provide a one-page summary (in PDF format) that visually (pictorially or diagrammatically) tells the tale of your research and the impact that it has had in an interesting, engaging and highly creative way. *

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