A research sandpit, for those who haven’t been to one, is a facilitated workshop where participants (usually from different disciplines), work in small groups to brainstorm and refine ideas for possible joint research projects.
Usually the sandpit involves the opportunity to win some pump-priming funds.
These funds would then be used for whatever preparatory or pilot activity was necessary to the construction of a full bid for external support. The event should be an informal and enjoyable experience but one that has a worthy and productive outcome.
£10K has been allocated to cover the expenses of the event and the subsequent support for development of any successful project(s)
This sandpit is a one-day workshop, starting with lunch on Wednesday 13th June and ending with lunch on 14th June. Dinner will also be provided for those who wish to continue planning conversations. Research sandpits traditionally are organised around a single theme. Our discussion have suggested the interdisciplinary theme of ‘embodied learning’