Digital Economy call funding call


Content creation and consumption in the digital economy

The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme are investing up to £5 million to support problem-driven and interdisciplinary research in the area of digital content creation and consumption.



We are inviting outline research proposals which address the following themes, identified through workshops in 2014 and 2016 with a broad cross section of the academic and user communities.

  • Enabling and facilitating content creation for experiences and creativity
  • Immersion in new forms of experiences
  • Big data in content creation and consumption
  • Sustainable end-to-end creation models
  • Content creation: inclusion and exclusion

Your proposal must address at least one of these research themes. We expect all proposals to clearly adopt an interdisciplinary and problem-driven approach.

For comprehensive guidance on the scope of the call, eligibility, how to apply and the assessment process, please refer to the call document.

If you have any further queries after reviewing the call document please email EPSRC Digital Economy.


Key dates

Activities and related dates for the Content creation and consumption in the digital economy call.

Call launched 02 June 2016
Closing date – Outline proposals 12 July 2016
Closing date – Invited full proposals Mid October 2016
Peer review and funding panel November 2016 – February 2017


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