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Opportunities for academic staff

The DDI initiative has created many opportunities for academic engagement ranging from running institutes and major projects, to programme design to improve graduates’ data skills, and applying research to real-world challenges.

Although the DDI initiative does not directly fund research, it does create the opportunities for more research-based partnerships with public, private and third sector organisations, which will strengthen applications for research grants and help demonstrate the positive social and economic impact of research. One example of this is our support for the Co-Found/Train@Ed scheme, where we provided funding for research fellows to collaborate with industry.

The DDI initiative is keen to get proposals for activities that have been endorsed by the hubs, but the original idea can come from anyone at the University. Visit the DDI webpages for more information.