Digital Research Funding

As well as providing small amounts of financial supports, we can advise on funding applications and technical plans for digital and data-led projects. We are also happy to be associated with funding bids related to data-led and applied computational research.  Please get in touch to discuss how we can support your bid.

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CDCS Funding

We want to support activities that enable CAHSS researchers to explore or enhance data-driven and computational methods in their work.  The CDCS Digital Research fund is for one-off purchases and discrete costs such as data-sets, equipment, software licences or a short period of research assistance. We expect most requests to be under £1K, but will consider request of up to £3K. Larger sums would be granted only to projects of exceptional strategic importance. We are particularly keen to fund pilot projects submitted with a view towards future funding bids.   

If you have an idea for a data-led CAHSS research project but are unsure of the scale, scope and practicalities involved, please get in touch by email.   

You may also be interested in our Training Bursaries, which support upskilling in digital methods. 

For dissemination activities, you may be interested in the EFI Research Capability fund. 

External Funding

The University offers several general and subject-specific funding schemes. The Edinburgh Research Office maintains an overview of the national and international funding landscape and provides guidance on research funders, as well as advice on targeting opportunities and identifying pathways to impact.

The Scholarships and Student Funding Services provide a single point of contact for information about funding opportunities for postgraduate students, such as scholarships, bursaries and other awards.  

We are happy to provide feedback on draft funding applications for external bids. 

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CDCS funding has enabled us to share these stories widely, not just with scholars but with everyone curious about women’s literature and history (or, indeed, the legacy of the Stevenson family). Data and encoding allow us to expand the reach of, and engagement with, our research so that these kinds of discoveries belong to a community instead of an individual. Now they can be easily accessed by students and researchers working on nineteenth-century literature, the short story, women's writing and the Gothic. 

 Dr Robyn Pritzker, English Literature