The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) fund is an initiative supported by Barclays Bank and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) administered through ISBE. This initiative aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer.
Applications are invited from individuals or teams. Collaborative bids which draw together any combination of third sector organisations, academic researchers, consultants and practitioners are particularly welcome.
Applications that ‘think outside of the box’ are encouraged. A potential but not exhaustive list of suggestions include:
We draw attention to the Strategic priorities of the ESRC which embraces three broad priorities any of which can be mapped onto and integrated with the themes outlined above:
Further details are available from http://www.isbe.org.uk/RAKE-2014-Call-for-Applications.