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Crossing the void: Exploring interdisciplinary impact


The worldwide emergence of increasingly complex challenges requires creative solutions that draw on multiple disciplines. This includes interactions with technology, the perceptually accessible world, and collective versus individual knowledge and processes. The Off The Lip 2018 event will draw on experiences and outcomes from multiple disciplinary initiatives, to explore the value and impact of innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations. This event, comprising a symposium embedded in the Cognition Institute conference at Plymouth University (UK) and a subsequent two-day workshop, will promote the growth and development of individual projects, innovative collaborations, and the wider interdisciplinary community.

Grant-Writing Training and Writeshop 

We are also inviting submissions for the Off The Lip 2018 grant “writeshop” centred around multiple disciplinary endeavours (broadly) or interdisciplinarity as a topic or as a method/practise, and Cognitive Innovation. We invite the submission of a 2000-character summary of grant ideas, to gain a quick overview of all proposals. For the purposes of this writeshop, we ask that you tailor your proposal for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, which offers a rigorous format that can be extended to other potential grant applications. You may find it useful to consult other guides to writing successful Marie Curie grants, such as this example. Grant ideas/proposals can be in any stage of development, but we encourage the inclusion of a motivational letter describing what prospective participants aim to derive from the two days, as this will allow us to suggest working groups in advance.

To submit a proposal, please send an email to OTLip18@CogNovo.org by 10th of May 2018.


This will be the 4th Off The Lip event organised by CogNovo, an interdisciplinary doctoral training programme at Plymouth University. CogNovo brought together 25 research fellows (alongside principal investigators and industry partners) from a variety of disciplines. It aimed to develop a novel approach to interdisciplinary research training and to motivate much-needed insights into processes of creativity and Cognitive Innovation. To date, the project has generated several high impact publications, long-lasting collaborations, original approaches to formulating research questions, and novel methodologies. We invite you to read last years publication or browse previous event pages of Off the Lip 2015Off the Lip 2016, and Off the Lip 2017.

Conference Location

The Off The Lip 2018 symposium will run as part of the Cognition Institute conference and the Off The Lip 2018 writeshop will run on the two days that follow. Both events will be held at Plymouth University; Portland Square and Roland Levinsky Buildings, respectively. The address is Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 to Thursday, 21 June, 2018, (All day) - (All day)
Location City:
Plymouth University
Drake Circus
United Kingdom