Examples of funded bids

Scottish Place-names and the Curriculum for Excellence

Professor Carole Hough (English Language) along with Professor Thomas Clancy and Dr Simon Taylor (both Celtic & Gaelic Studies) received funding to extend knowledge exchange activities relating to place-names into the schools sector. Building on the AHRC-funded 'Scottish Toponymy in Transition' project, this phase of the work focused on knowledge exchange activities with primary and secondary schools, and the production of a learning and teaching resource on Scottish place-names within Education Scotland’s ‘Studying Scotland’ website.

Product Development Roadmap for Therapeutic Protein Antibiotics for Gut Health

Dr Dan Walker (Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation) received funding to progress the initial commercialisation process of his research into a new family of therapeutic protein antibiotics. The funding covered the costs of a consultant to advise on and develop a product development roadmap, assessing the potential of the technology to be used in the treatment of Crohn’s disease and gut health.

Future Memory in Red Road

Professor Rebecca Kay (Central & Eastern European Studies; Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network [GRAMNet]), received funding to develop further collaboration with the Red Road Flats project being delivered by Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Housing Association and other local agencies. Artists and academics from the Red Road Flats project, the Universities of Glasgow and Exeter and GRAMNet worked with people who had been or were living in the iconic flats to celebrate their memories in a collaborative public performance using photography, music and art to express concepts of place, placemaking, memory and home in advance of the buildings' demolition.

Scoping meeting with industry partner

The KE Fund provided a small grant to support a two-day scoping meeting between Dr Deborah Lewer (History of Art) and Dr Inge Sorenson (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) and a major, London-based, industry producer of cultural interpretation services. Initial contacts had already established the company’s interest in the UoG research into innovative cultural interpretation using audio/visual media, and the meeting identified a creative project with international potential. Details of the proposal collaboration and next steps in terms of development and further funding were agreed.

Towards a model of support for rural creative industries in Scotland

This project built on a completed AHRC Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange funded project (‘Supporting Creative Business’), which was carried out in the Centre for Cultural Policy Research and collected a large amount of data relevant to creative industries support agencies working in rural areas. The KE Fund supported a three-month secondment placing Dr Ealasaid Munro within the Highlands & Islands Enterprise agency to enable the agency to fully exploit the data collected and for the findings of the previous project to be shared widely with non-academic beneficiaries throughout Highlands & Islands.  The KE workshops facilitated by the secondment were of value to HIE by incorporating research expertise into their creative industries support, fed into the policy review and revision process, and also helped strengthen the UoG/HIE relationship around which future collaborations are planned.

'This Place Matters'

This collaborative project was led by Professor David Adams and Hon Professor Trevor Davies, in partnership with Architecture+Design Scotland, and Highlands, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire Councils. Support from the KE Fund enabled the team to test and refine an interactive workshop model for presenting UoG research and link it with local knowledge, enhancing the abilities of local leaders to be more effective in both formal and informal ways in the betterment of their place. Documentary and online resources were created to accompany the workshop. Feedback was uniformly positive and Stirling Council commissioned and paid for an additional three workshops after the pilot.