What to expect during the week

During the ColLaboratoire 2020 week, the 30 ColLaboratoire Fellows will be guided by a diverse group of facilitators and mentors. Across all Research Challenges, we will collaboratively discuss innovative methods, methodologies, and interventions for addressing sustainable development. Throughout the week, Fellows, facilitators, and mentors will be participating in various activities, including

  • short presentations and seminars;
  • hands-on workshops on basic and advanced research skills (e.g., rapid ethnography, design research, embodied and phenomenological methods);
  • stakeholder engagement activities involving local communities and organizations in Siargao;
  • physical activities based on participant interest, such as walking, hiking, swimming, and surfing;
  • practice in fieldwork research methods involving the local community;
  • brainstorming and writing sessions; and
  • social and recreational activities--very important to creative thinking and collaboration!

What should we expect to produce at the end of the week?

Each group will decide what their output will be based on the initial Research Challenge description and group discussions throughout the week. We anticipate and encourage members from each Research Challenge to talk to one another and share their experiences and insights. Possible outcomes for each project include the following:

  • A position paper or concept note that advances a novel way of understanding the problem;
  • A pilot study;
  • A project proposal draft that can be used for thesis/dissertation proposals or used to apply for specific grants;
  • A prototype for a digital app, game, artifact, or system that can be used as a research tool or an intervention;
  • An immersive or interactive experience that can be used as a way to learn more about the topic or a potential solution to the problem;
  • A policy or strategy document that outlines concrete steps towards achieving a desired outcome.

What happens to participants after ColLaboratoire?

Fellows will be encouraged to develop their outcomes from the workshop and submit it to the ColLaboratoire Organizers to be considered for further mentorship and funding support for another 6 months. You can work within members of your Research Challenge but you can also apply with members from other Research Challenge groups. Additionally, opportunities for publication and dissemination will be made explored by the University of Plymouth, the University of the Philippines Open University, and the other ColLaboratoire organizers.