King’s Cultural Institute: Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers

 Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers

Making an impact beyond academia

The Cultural Institute at King’s is delighted to announce a scheme for Early Career Researchers to develop collaborative projects with a cultural or creative industry partner in their area of research. Up to 9 projects will receive funding of £1500 (plus a £500 prize for the best completed project) as well as the opportunity to:

  • shape their project idea with input and expertise from cultural partners;
  • receive support from Institute Associates in developing the joint application with the cultural partner; and
  • disseminate research findings through a novel medium and generate impact beyond academia. We would like to invite PhD students and academic staff within five years of PhD award to submit a 300-word summary of their project idea by Friday 1 April 2016. The Institute will suggest suitable partners to successful applicants who do not have an established contact with the cultural sector but we also encourage proposals by applicants who have already secured a cultural collaboration.

To be successful, proposals must:

  •   be innovative, test new approaches and provoke further debate;
  •   have potential for collaboration between art/culture and academia;
  •   produce high quality and original outputs; and
  •   have a clear vision for influencing wider policy, practice or production and informing research and learning at King’s

For more information and application forms, please click here or contact Richard Mason (

Do you have what it takes to develop an innovative project for the cultural sector?

King's Cultural ChallengeFollowing the success of last year’s event, King’s Cultural Challenge returns for a second year, offering students from across King’s College London the chance to win a paid internship with a leading national cultural organisation in a collaboration between Cultural Institute at King’s and Southbank Centre, V&A, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

The Challenge is now open! Further details are available here and on the King’s Cultural Institute website at Be sure to attend our launch event in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre at King’s Strand Campus on  Friday 7 February at 17.30 (email here for a place).

All you need is:

  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Imagination
  • A desire to work collaboratively

King’s Cultural Challenge is an initiative of Cultural Institute at Kings and is open to students across the College. Stand by for further details on Twitter at @CulturalKings.