ASMODEE RESEARCH: PROVING THAT LEARNING CAN BE FUN,
ONE PROJECT AT A TIME
Author: Mikaël (Micha) Le Bourhis - February 2020
Game in Lab Launches its 2020 call for proposals!
Earlier this month Game in Lab launched it’s 2020 call for proposals. The program, co-created by international board games leader, Asmodee, and Innovation Factory, a non-profit specialized in collective intelligence-based innovation, will take applications until April 15, 2020 at 12 p.m. Paris time (CET), or 6 a.m. (EST). To be considered, proposals must be specific to scientific research projects involving board games.
Dedicated to families all over the world.
Sharing time with family and friends around the gaming table offers enjoyable experiences that bring people together and create lifelong memories. Recognizing that games—especially tabletop games--also provide excellent opportunities for both emotional and cognitive learning, in 2018 Asmodee Group launched Asmodee Research, an initiative designed to promote the recognition of board games as a source of societal value. Its first project, Game in Lab – whose mission is to encourage scientific study through games – has set out to analyze just how that learning happens via academic research on board games and play.
Game in Lab works with a network of transdisciplinary scholars and game professionals and provides financial funding to scientific research projects and PhD academics. The first project approved by Game in Lab looks at how tabletop games like Spot It! or Timeline might support caregivers and healthcare professionals caring for Alzheimer’s patients in both clinical and home environments.
About the Call for Proposal and Research Grants
This year’s call for proposal is co-supported by the Libellud enterprise foundation. It is open to research projects in the realm of board games and applications will be accepted under 2 tracks:
The research grants will support short-term research actions (under 12 months-duration). This year’s endowment is 55 000€: 45 000€ allocated by Game in Lab and 10 000€ by Libellud’s enterprise foundation. Appointed research teams will receive a financial grant from Game in Lab to support their research actions. The total number of appointed projects will vary depending on individual allocations.
Find out more about the call for proposal here.