ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund: Addressing Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 31 August 2016

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) invites applications for the Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) fund, supported by; the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); British Academy of Management (BAM) and administered through ISBE.

This initiative aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer.

Priority Areas

Potential submissions might consider (but are not limited to):

  • Assessing the value of Sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Business start-up and sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Development and growth and sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Finance/Resourcing sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Novel projects highlighting innovative examples of sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Policy support required to support sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship in different cultural and national contexts.
  • The conflict between environmental and economic sustainability.

Grants Size

It is envisaged, awarding up to four grants of around £5,000, for this funding round.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Principal Investigator must be employed within a UK institution but may be partnered with an international team – indeed this is encouraged.
  • Research teams which demonstrate capacity building through collaborations between experienced and early career academics will be favourably considered.
  • Applications which demonstrate ‘in-kind’ contributions from partner organisations are welcomed as are those jointly funded from other sources.
  • Applications presented as pilot studies, with the aim of generating future funding from other sources, are encouraged.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via email.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit RAKE Fund.

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