Spring into Methods 2023 - Call for Proposals

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The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, are collaborating on Spring into Methods to commission interactiveinterdisciplinary and innovative research methods training for our postgraduate researchers.

The Spring into Methods programme brings together arts, humanities, social science, and other doctoral researchers from across Scotland to offer sessions providing an in-depth approach to learning a specific research method for up to 15 hours.

SGSAH and SGSSS invite proposals from members of staff in any of the affiliated HEIs to provide this training which will be offered, with our support, both/either online and face-to-face. To increase accessibility, we ask for highly interactive proposals delivered either online, in person, or a blend of both (hybrid). We aim to fund 6-8 training proposals.

Our emphasis is on interactive, interdisciplinary and innovative sessions that demonstrate both expertise in methods training and leadership to involve early career researchers in delivery. Our main audience is doctoral researchers from arts, humanities, and social science, but our emphasis on interdisciplinarity means we encourage applications from other disciplines, e.g. academics affiliated with centres for doctoral training (e.g. the UKRI Centre For Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL AI) or research pools (e.g. SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance).

The deadline for workshop proposals is 3pm on Friday 3 February 2023.

We recommend you read the guidance before submitting your application to ensure that the proposal meets all requirements.

Download guidance: Spring into Methods Guidance Notes 2023

Download Spring into Methods Workshop Proposal Form 2023


Workshop proposals open Monday 9 January 2023, 1pm
Deadline for workshop proposals Friday 3 February 2023, 3pm
Applicants informed of outcome w/c 13 February 2023
Applications open for students Monday 20 February 2023
Deadline for student applications Monday 6 March 2023, 5pm
Students informed of application outcome w/c Monday 13 March 2023
Events take place Monday 10 April - Friday 26 May 2023 (avoiding Easter weekend 7-10 April and Spring holiday on 1 May 2023)

Submit a Proposal

Submit a proposal via the SGSSS website here: https://social.sgsss.ac.uk/spring-into-methods/ (scroll down for the online submission form, below the timetable). 

First published: 5 January 2023

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