This study explores institutions’ collaborative involvement through Carrick/ALTC/OLT project funding. Encouraging collaboration was a core value of this funding body, which clearly occurred. Less clear, however, are the shapes and structures of these collaborations. Using social network analysis (SNA), this study explores emergent patterns of collaborative ties between funded institutions. The results suggest that the body’s funding has created a mostly well-connected network of collaborative ties. Some institutions, however, were found to be less integrated into the network structure, while others appear as central players.
Keywords: Institutional collaboration, project funding, social network analysis