NewMind Sandpit #5 will take place from mid-afternoon Monday 27th November to mid-afternoon Tuesday 28th November 2017 in Nottingham (venue TBC). The afternoon of the 27th will involve an introductory plenary session and an opportunity to form initial project discussion groups, followed by an (optional) evening dinner.
Our previous Sandpits have resulted in the submission of a number of proposals from new collaborations that have been funded as part of the NewMind Stage 1 Feasibility Fund. This is the last Sandpit planned as part of the networks activity, and will therefore be the final opportunity to develop eligible proposals as part of this fund.
Stage 1 Feasibility funding (~£15k) is still available for ideas that have been developed at one of our Sandpits. In addition, all projects in receipt of Stage 1 funding are eligible for larger grant support of up to ~£45k in Stage 2 (four awards in total).
At both stages i.e. applications for feasibility funding and subsequent application for larger grant support, proposals will be assessed by a friendly but challenging Dragons' Den style panel.
The Sandpit will help you find opportunities for collaboration across the network and to develop research ideas further. Details of how to apply for funding will be made available at the event.
More information will be circulated prior to the event.