SFC COVID-19 funding for two new projects in the Centre for Social Informatics

Scottish Funding Council logoOn 6th May 2020, the Scottish Government announced a ‘£75 million boost for Scottish university research’ to contribute to the mitigation of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish university research base. This recognised the wide range of impacts to both the income and activity of university research in the short, medium and longer term. The Scottish Funding Council then announced the allocation of this funding to the Scottish universities  on 12th June, and in recent months each institution has considered the best use this investment to meet the objectives of:

  • Protecting excellent, world-leading research
  • Concentrating fully on planning the long-term future
  • Focussing more effort on the high priority research needed to fight the outbreak and to support society and the economy
  • Supporting PhD students whose studies have been impacted by the pandemic

At Edinburgh Napier University some of this additional funding has been allocated to support new research projects. Amongst these are two pieces of work to be led by colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics.

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