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Cross-Sectoral Mobility Funding and the Challenge of Immersion : The Case of SSH

Hellström, Tomas LU and Hellström, Christina (2020) In Minerva 58(3). p.389-407
Abstract

Project funding rarely demands much change on behalf of the recipient. In contrast, cross-sectoral mobility funding requires recipients to change their environment and often some aspects of their research. There is a need to understand the impact on the researchers’ experiences as knowledge producers within such programs, as part of the broader potential and significance of cross-sectoral mobility funding. This study draws on interviews with participants of the Swedish ‘Flexit’ program in order to develop a framework for assessing the dynamics and efficacy of such funding instruments. To do this, we develop a framework for understanding their cognitive effects; especially their ‘immersive’ potential, i.e., their ability to naturally... (More)

Project funding rarely demands much change on behalf of the recipient. In contrast, cross-sectoral mobility funding requires recipients to change their environment and often some aspects of their research. There is a need to understand the impact on the researchers’ experiences as knowledge producers within such programs, as part of the broader potential and significance of cross-sectoral mobility funding. This study draws on interviews with participants of the Swedish ‘Flexit’ program in order to develop a framework for assessing the dynamics and efficacy of such funding instruments. To do this, we develop a framework for understanding their cognitive effects; especially their ‘immersive’ potential, i.e., their ability to naturally involve the participant in their new setting. It proposes two dimensions along which such an assessment can take place: how the instrument challenges participants’ knowledge production practices, and the level of immersion that participants are subject to as part of the program.

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Experience, Funding instrument, Immersive, Impact, Methodology, Research funding, SSH
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10.1007/s11024-020-09398-2
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Minerva},
  title        = {Cross-Sectoral Mobility Funding and the Challenge of Immersion : The Case of SSH},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-020-09398-2},
  doi          = {10.1007/s11024-020-09398-2},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2020},
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