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Social Science Impact Fund (SSIF) Collaborations Call 2023-2024 


The Social Science Impact Fund aims to support the transfer of social science research and expertise to non-academic partners and collaborators. Social Science research areas can be found here. This funding is specifically aimed at undertaking knowledge exchange opportunities and activities in collaboration with an external partner. 

What activities can be funded? 

Applicants should focus on formulating a robust proposal that supports collaborative efforts with external research users. This can include business, public and third sector organisations, community bodies and the wider public. Proposals should detail activities designed to exchange research, knowledge, and expertise.  

This can include: 

Travel and subsistence to meet potential stakeholders outside of Cambridge; 

Attendance at conferences or events at which the applicant aims to connect with potential research users and collaborators; 

Seed funding for building new partnerships and projects that may lead to larger research funding opportunities; 

Or funding for the co-design and co-production of outputs or materials for knowledge exchange and impact.  


Awards of up to £10,000 will be granted based on project needs, with a maximum duration of 6 months starting from 1 February 2024. The assessment panel may decide to part-fund any application at their discretion. 

Potential applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest prior to completing the full application.   

Call opens: 20th November 2023  

Call closes: 20th December 2023 at 16:00  

Total Project Award: Up to £10,000  

Project Length: Maximum duration 6 months  

(Earliest start date 1st February 2024, finishing 31st July 2024 at the latest) 


For further information please see the call details here and the Terms and Conditions here.