Are you interested in working with dot.rural researchers? Download our partnerships flyer, or read more below.
There are many options available, including:
Our portfolio of projects all involve user organisations. These range from community groups to local and national government agencies, SMEs and larger companies. Project teams are always interested in hearing from new partners, and project web pages give contact details for the relevant project lead (principal investigator).
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
We have partnered with the Technology Strategy Board to support Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) awards.
A KTP award funds a relationship between a company and an academic institution (dot.rural), which facilitates the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to which the company partner currently has no access. Each KTP employs one or more recently qualified people (known as an associate) to work in the company on a project of strategic importance to the business, whilst also being supervised by an academic based at dot.rural. For more information on the KTP scheme see www.ktponline.org.uk. Details of the specific dot.rural funding criteria and application procedure are available here.
We have a dedicated fund (provided by RCUK) that enables us to fund joint activities with partner organisations. These can be academic as well as non-academic partners. Activities supported by this fund include: contributions to Research Council or Technology Strategy Board funding proposals, studentships, internships, placements/secondments, events - including sandpits. An important constraint on the use of this Fund is that there must also be a contribution from another source, however this can be an 'in kind' contribution.
Public Engagement Activities
If you are interested in having dot.rural researchers speak to your community, school or society contact our Training and Outreach Officer (Dr Jennifer Holden) using the contact form.
Other Forms of Partnership
If you have an idea for joint working between your organisation and dot.rural, please use the contact form to let us know of your interest or contact the Hub Outreach Officer - Dr Jennifer Holden.