Open Call: ESRC Collaboration Labs funded research consultancy projects

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Open call: Paid opportunities for Early Career & PhD Humanities/Social Sciences researchers to work as Research Consultants with industry partners

Open call for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to receive fully-funded professional training, bespoke coaching and research consultancy opportunities for business & academic collaboration.

What is the Collaboration Labs programme?

Collaboration Labs is an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange programme facilitated by The University of Manchester, with the support of the NWCDTP and the NWSSDTP.  It supports co-production between business partners and researchers with fully funded, bespoke training and project funding.

Read about previous research consultancy projects here.

What are the benefits for researchers?

Successful applicants will receive high-quality professional training in Knowledge Exchange and consultancy skills to use their PhD to achieve impact outside academia. 

They will engage directly with business and industry stakeholders, working part time as Research Consultants. Through this, they will gain a greater insight into the challenges facing business, organisations and practitioners in their field while extending their professional networks and building a Research Consultant profile.

Find further details on the exciting consultancy projects that researchers are able to work on here.Alternatively, through the researcher-led strand of the programme, researchers are able to co-design & develop a research consultancy project by approaching a partner of their choice. 

Who is eligible?

The programme is open to:

  • Humanities and Social Science postgraduate and early career researchers of the University of Manchester, Keele, Liverpool and Lancaster, who can identify their research as at least 51% Social Sciences;
  • AHRC/NWCDTP and ESRC/NWSSDTP funded postgraduate researchers of any discipline (University of Manchester, MMU, Salford, RNCM, Lancaster, Liverpool, Keele).

Further details on eligibility can be found here.

How can researchers take part?

You can find out more about the programme and apply here

Get in touchIf you have any queries, please get in touch with us: PGR-KE@manchester.ac.uk

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