The Digit Innovation Fund supports innovative research projects that advance our understanding of how digital technologies are transforming work.
A total of £500,000 will be awarded over the life of the Digit Research Centre (2020-2024) through this fund to complement our core Digit research programme.
We are now inviting applications for the fourth round of Digit Innovation Funding.
Proposals should align with our research programme and relate to how digital technologies are transforming work.
We are particularly interested to receive applications that incorporate plans to engage with stakeholders. This could include policy forums, roundtables, or other creative ways to engage those working in business, third sector and policy.
Proposals may focus on businesses and / or business needs (Digit Research Themes 2 and 3), current UK policy development (all Research Themes) and third sector organisations, particularly those focusing on inequalities and the disconnected (Digit Research Theme 4).
In this round, funding is available for projects which cost between £10,000 to £50,000 fEC and start by 1 December 2023. Projects must fully conclude by 30 September 2024.
Projects must be costed at 100% full economic cost (fEC) and will usually be funded at 80% fEC, according to UKRI guidelines.
The fund is open to research organisations across the UK.
Please read the Guidance documents below in full before applying.
- Digit Innovation Fund Guidance for Applicants (Round 4)
- Digit Innovation Fund Application Form (Round 4)
- Supplementary information
- Digit FAQs
The FAQs are likely to answer many questions and will be updated in response to any additional questions.
|Application closing date||Wednesday, 30 August 2023 by 5pm BST|
|Decision communicated to applicants||Mid/late October 2024|
|Project start date||No later than 1 December 2023|
|Project end date||By 30 September 2024|
For further information, please contact Megan McMichael, Centre Manager: email@example.com.
Projects funded in previous rounds are listed below.