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Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) is a knowledge exchange and research project that explores how to support effective and sustained engagement between academics and policy professionals across the higher education sector.

CAPE is a partnership between The University of Manchester, UCL and the universities of Cambridge, Northumbria and Nottingham, in collaboration with the Government Office for Science, the Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology, Nesta, and the Transforming Evidence Hub. CAPE is funded by Research England.

Through the delivery of collaborative academic-policy engagement activities across partner institutions, CAPE will enhance routes for academic-policy engagement, and support the development of academic-policy engagement across the university sector and in different public policy spheres.

CAPE currently offers seed funding grants to support academic researchers and policy professionals to co-develop and deliver policy work in response to policy demand. CAPE can also support fellowships for policy professionals, academic and professional services staff.

For any specific enquiries, please contact the CAPE Coordinator at The University of Manchester, Chris Peters.