- Demonstrates a clear, fundamental and innovative contribution to Fusion benefitting staff and students within BU. Benefits to students could include both direct and indirect benefits.
- Requires pump-priming to initiate activity which will then become sustainable.
- Delivers a series of clear, measurable and tangible outputs that deliver benefits beyond the team applying.
- Presents new, innovative projects or initiatives that are likely to have both reach and significance within and beyond BU and where possible involve inter-disciplinary collaboration.
- Leads to public engagement with a range of stakeholders.
- Demonstrates good value for money in terms of return on investment and strategic priorities.
Duration of the activities can be between 6 and 12 months. Awards made will be between £2k and £75k.
Be inspired by reading about some of the successfully funded activities under this strand:
The Poole and Purbeck Portal is an inter-school collaboration between the School of Applied Sciences, the Media School and the National Centre for Computer Animation.
Centre for Face Processing Disorders at BU
Dr Sarah Bate from the Psychology Research Centre was awarded funds from this strand to develop a Centre for Face Processing Disorders at BU. Sarah’s work explored the cognitive presentation and treatment of face processing deficits in adults and children with a range of neuropsychological conditions, such as developmental or acquired prosopagnosia (face blindness), autistic spectrum disorder, and Moebius syndrome.
More information about this project can be found here: www.prosopagnosiaresearch.org
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The Fusion Investment Fund is managed by Samantha Leahy-Harland and the Interim Administrator is Dianne Goodman. Please direct all initial enquiries to Fusion Fund.