The way to apply for a Spark grant has recently been changed into a Spark Learning Journey. Within this journey researchers that would like to learn more about interdisciplinary collaboration are invited to join our training in order to develop interdisciplinary research competences and to find research team members

The first step in the learning journey – what we call Spark phase 1 – comprises four half-day workshops that serve the dual purpose of interdisciplinary research competence development and of connecting researchers with one another as potential Spark collaborators. Participants enter Spark phase 1 with a couple of ‘unusual’ research interests that excite them and – while they may perhaps already have some team members in mind – they are open and keen to meet others within the Spark phase 1 training cohort and to explore developing a research idea together. The idea emerges within and through the interdisciplinary collaboration, rather than being the starting point.
Participation in these workshops is a mandatory step in the Spark grant process for at least two members of an eventual Spark team; the rest of the team is not required to take the workshops.

Next dates:

  • Monday, 12 September 2022
  • Monday, 19 September 2022
  • Monday, 26 September 2022
  • Monday, 3 October 2022

Registration and more info via this link