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July 2018 Early Career Researcher Call

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) invites proposals from eligible early career researchers for research projects aligned with the CDBB mission to develop and demonstrate policy and practical insights that will enable the exploitation of new and emerging technologies, data and analytics to enhance the natural and built environment, thereby driving up commercial competitiveness and productivity, as well as citizen quality of life and well-being’. We encourage new ideas from early career researchers and appropriate proposals are welcomed from those with limited research experience.

Successful applicants are required to provide interim and final reports of key findings at appropriate points during the research project and to participate in knowledge exchange activity including events, communications materials and case studies.

Project selection will be based on criteria including research quality, practical applicability, potential impact in the short/mid-term, interdisciplinary approach, and value for money. The call is for applications ranging from £50,000 to £100,000 (to include VAT if relevant) for a period of nine months. The awarded researchers are required to invest at least the 50% of their working time in the development of the CDBB research project during the 9 months funding.

CDBB is searching for multiple projects covering different disciplines to support the breadth of the Centre’s mission. There will be opportunities for collaboration between the projects during the funding period. The funding period is from the 10th of October 2018 to the 10th of July 2019.

Key dates: 

Call for research proposals

30th July 2018

Closing date for receipt of proposals

23:59 hrs 8th September 2018

Panel review and prioritisation

9th September- 9th October 2018

Expected Start Date of Research Projects

10th October 2018

Latest Completion Date of Research Projects

10th July 2019

For full details view the ECR Call Details document and Application Form.

 

Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.