Funding opportunity – Overton Policy Data Micro Grant

Overton is a digital platform which helps researchers discover and understand policy, specifically how evidence is used to influence and shape the world, and are also working to create pathways to streamline the dissemination of academic knowledge into policy. With this new funding programme, Overton aims to support and recognise using policy data to expand the understanding of policy citation networks, new ways of assessing the outcomes of policy engagement by academics and knowledge brokers, and developing best practices for the responsible use of policy citation data.

The Overton Policy Data Micro Grant 2023 is focused on short (up to six weeks), tightly scoped, original research projects that have a concrete output. Overton welcomes proposals with the potential to expand understanding of the policy landscape. They are particularly keen to support researchers in the early stage of their career, and professional staff who don’t perform research full time, as well as those interested in scientometrics, bibliometrics, and research evaluation. Proposals can be quantitative or qualitative, exploratory or explanatory, and can involve interdisciplinary research or target a specific discipline, demographic or group. In addition to a maximum of £5,000 award, recipients will also receive free access to Overton’s data as well as training and support.

Read more here.
Deadline: 1 December 2023

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