Queen’s has a long history of conducting innovative and world-leading research with partners in industry, government, public policy, social and healthcare, the arts and the voluntary sector, across these islands, and around the world. We are proud to be an outward-looking institution, responding to the challenges faced by society. This is a critical time to strengthen that commitment and to reassert the values of inclusion and social justice which lie at the heart of our mission.
Our Vision for Engaged Research
Our vision for engaged research at Queen’s is:
‘To become a world leader in promoting the values of partnership and collaboration in research by building and sustaining mutually-beneficial research relationships, with real-world impact, and championing a culture where staff and partners feel valued and supported in their research engagement activities.’
We are delighted to launch a dedicated Engaged Research funding stream to assist colleagues and partners working on addressing and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Much progress has been made with regard to the Engaged Research Action Plan in the last 12 months. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic created a necessary change in focus, but we continue to support colleagues across the university in their activities.
Since June 2020, Dr Rachel O’Grady and Dr Agustina Martire have been working as partners of the Ormeau Parklet, a collaborative project to deliver a prototype of pavement expansion that supports social distancing and improves quality of public space.
The Engaged Research Action Plan
The Engaged Research Action Plan will deliver the goals outlined in our vision. It has been built on the ideas, initiative and experiences of our staff and partners who have embedded engaged research at the heart of what they do.
The Engaged Research Seed Fund
The Engaged Research Seed Fund is an internal award scheme to support Engaged Research activities and projects.
The Fund is intended to support projects with clear potential to provide opportunities for research engagement with external stakeholders or to further consolidate research relationships, and that are not currently in receipt of other funds which could reasonably support that activity. The Fund also aims to assist in developing pump-priming activities which may open up the possibility of future external funding.
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our institutional research engagement networks assist research colleagues access policy stakeholders and decision makers. The Research Impact and Engagement Team coordinate these relationships and are happy to assist colleagues and external partners.