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.

Find out more about projects funded through previous rounds below.

Applications open for round 3 funding

We are now inviting applications for the third round of Innovation Funding.

Proposals should align with our research objectives and can relate to how digital technologies are transforming work.

Funding available

In this round, funding is available for projects which cost between £10,000 to £50,000 fEC and are no longer than one year in length. However, we very strongly encourage smaller applications as we are limited in the number of large applications that can be awarded.

Projects must be costed at 100% full economic cost (fEC) and will be funded at 80% fEC, according to UKRI guidelines.

The fund is open to research organisations across the UK.

Application process

Please read the Guidance documents below in full before applying.

The FAQs are likely to answer many questions and will be updated in response to any additional questions.

A webinar was held on Friday, 6 May to provide a further opportunity to ask questions about the scheme. View the slides.

Key dates

Call issued Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Webinar for prospective applicants Friday, 6 May 2022, 12.30 BST
Application closing date Wednesday, 8 June 2022 by 5pm BST
Decision to applicants anticipated By 29 July 2022
Project start date No later than 1 October 2022
Project end dates By 30 September 2023 or before


For further information, please contact Megan McMichael, Centre Manager, on or

Funded Projects

The projects funded in Round 1 are:

These projects have now concluded.