We are delighted to present this year's overseas Data Journeys. To apply for the grant for each trip, please complete the following online application form.

If you have an idea for a Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have an Industry Sponsor you can complete and submit this form to provide an outline of your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential Industry Sponsors.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching University Partners with Industry Sponsors. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

If you are a company, public or third sector organisation and you have an idea for an Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have a University Partner you can submit this form to outline your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential University Partners.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching Industry Sponsors with University Partners. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

Personal information provided in application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application. This information will not be processed for any other purpose. 


The Data Lab is one of eight Innovation Centres in Scotland, focused on generating significant economic, scientific and social value from data science. To achieve The Data Lab’s vision to showcase Scotland as an international leader in Data Science, we are looking to fund the development of online courses which contribute to the requirement for more flexible high-quality data science training and education. 

The project must have the potential to contribute to a positive social / economic impact in Scotland. We envisage two specific ways that this could be achieved through Online Learning:

  1. The course should aim to provide data science training to update the skills of those already employed or seeking employment in Scotland.
  2. The course should aim to attract more people to work, study or establish companies in the field of data science in Scotland.

The Data Lab will provide between £30,000 and £50,000 for the development of online courses. These must be delivered fully online, which means there should be no mandatory in-person requirement for the learner. You can select one of the following three course types:

  • Short online course (for example: open resources and MOOCs) – Up to £30,000
  • Professional online course (for example: professional training) - Up to £30,000
  • Large course(s) (for example: MSc credit bearing course or MOOC + accompanying online training course)– Up to £50,000

Further information about the call is available in the call guidance.  Please ensure you have read this fully before completing an application.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 17:00 on Friday 16th August 2019

Personal information (such as an email address) provided in the Application form will be processed by the University of Edinburgh in its capacity as The Data Lab. The personal information will be used to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application but will not be processed for any other purpose. The Application form will be shared externally for reviewing purposes, All external reviewers are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. This information will be retained for five years.

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