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'Opposites Attract' Collaboration Challenge

Collaborating across disciplines is a great way to gain a different perspective on a research subject, to spark new approaches, methods or applications, and drive innovation. But meeting potential collaborators from other subject areas is not always easy.

Opposites Attract
One of the 'Opposites Attracts' outputs from last year's challenge

The Challenge

‘Opposites Attract’ will give doctoral researchers from different areas the opportunity to team up and explore how they might collaborate to produce some kind of output for the Festival (e.g. blog, poster, video, hands-on activity or display, proposal for further research).

Participants will be supported through the process, and each pair/team will receive up to £200 funding to produce their output.

How to apply

Please complete the application form below, and send it to by Thursday 16 March 2017. Please note, you do not need to be in a pair to apply.

Application form

Key dates

  • Application opens – Monday 20 February 2017
  • Application deadline – Thursday 16 March 2017
  • Networking/preparation session (compulsory for participants) - Monday 20 March 2017
  • Pairs/teams to start collaborations - From Monday 27 March
  • 8 weeks collaboration period for challenge
  • Outputs/presentations - 26 May 2017

Any questions

If you have any questions about this activity please email in the first instance.

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