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Changes to Pathways to Impact
Impact is now a core consideration throughout the grant application process and showing how the applicant(s) will maximise the impact of the proposed research should therefore be intrinsic to the proposal itself in a way that is appropriate to the nature and scope of the research being proposed.
For example, in proposals focused on discovery research the proposal may focus principally on the generation of new knowledge, whilst proposals with significant elements of applied research may have impacts related to economic and societal benefits.
For information on how the recent changes to Pathways to Impact plans and the Impact summary will affect your Standard Mode application and its assessment:
An application will only be accepted from the successful UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinators. The Hub will provide national leadership and coordination, driving knowledge exchange and whole-systems learning across the Circular Economy investments funded under this programme and the wider research and innovation landscape (with academic, policy, consumer, third sector and business stakeholders).
The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Theme will provide up to £7M (Research Council contribution) to support a portfolio of Responsive Manufacturing research projects.
Applicants intending to apply to this call must submit an Outline Proposal via Je-S by 11 August 2020. Outlines will be considered by an expert panel. Successful applicants at the Outline stage will be invited to submit a full proposal. This will undergo postal peer review, followed by assessment at a prioritisation panel, resulting in a rank ordered list. Funding decisions will be made in March 2021.
The Manufacturing the Future theme is looking to invest in highly adventurous manufacturing research, from the breadth of the engineering and physical sciences research community, that is focused on addressing key challenges in UK manufacturing. The theme is keen to build on the success of the first round of this call by expanding its portfolio of exceptional and potentially transformative adventurous manufacturing grants.
The contribution of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to research outcomes is increasingly recognised within the UK research landscape. Research Software Engineers are key members of computational research teams who provide the critical skills required to develop, support and evolve software to tackle the research challenges they face.
The National Nuclear User Facility is a distributed centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology dedicated to the provision of national and internationally leading facilities. It has two core activities: the operation of key facilities needed to undertake research and development for the operation and future development of nuclear plant in the UK, and the training of the next generation of nuclear scientists in core skills for the use of modern equipment. The first round of NNUF funding provided facilities located in both national laboratories and universities. Funding was now been made available for a second round of facilities as part of the National Nuclear Users Facility (NNUF Phase 2) investment. Not all of this funding was allocated therefore, this additional call is being made in order to fill any remaining strategic gaps.
EPSRC is inviting eligible groups to submit proposals for equipment and facilities to carry out underpinning science and engineering research in nuclear fission. Up to £23 million (£18.8 million of capital provision and £4.2 million resource budget – see funding section for details) is available to provide, refresh and update underpinning multi-user equipment with a primary focus on nuclear energy research on active samples across the UK.
The Transforming Foundation Industries ISCF Challenge will be investing up to £4.7m in a Research and Innovation Hub which will be delivered by EPSRC on behalf of UKRI.
The Transforming Foundation Industries ISCF Challenge will be investing up to £4.7m in a Research and Innovation Hub which will be delivered by EPSRC on behalf of UKRI. The aim of this Challenge is to enable the foundation industries (made of six separate sectors: metal, glass, ceramics, paper, cement and chemicals) to work together to address their common challenges of competitiveness and sustainability. The Research and Innovation Hub call is a cross-Council opportunity that aims to fund a new cross-sector and multi-disciplinary research centre for the ‘ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries’ programme that will work to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies and business models within the Foundation Industries.
The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Theme will provide up to £7M (Research Council contribution) to support a portfolio of Precision Manufacturing research projects.
This call is for researchers to apply for computational resource from EPSRC funded High Performance Computing (HPC) services to support research projects from across EPSRC’s remit. It is the successor to the ARCHER RAP and Tier-2 Open access calls which ran prior to 2020. Projects can run for up to one year (service dependent). On average, this call runs twice a year.
UKRI are pleased to invite participants to apply to attend a sandpit on Digital technologies for Health and Care.
This call is the second round of a new EPSRC funding initiative which aims to provide opportunities for leading UK research groups to work in partnership with the best international researchers, with projects to start from summer 2021 onwards.
The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Cybersecurity, as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Securing Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) programme funded by the Strategic Priorities Fund, is delighted to announce the launch of the 2nd Strategic Research Fund (SRF) call for proposals.
EPSRC invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships. This call is intended to support novel Mathematical, Engineering, ICT and Physical Sciences research that is aligned to the Healthcare Technologies theme strategy and contributes to at least one of the Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges. A budget of at least £6 million is available to support projects that progress previous EPSRC funded research towards generating impact in healthcare.
The Healthcare Technologies (HT) Theme is looking to support a new suite of networks which address our grand challenges and which will help to shape our future research portfolio. We are inviting proposals for networks where engineering and physical sciences has a pivotal role in addressing new and emerging opportunities to help ensure our future health and well being.
We are inviting ambitious proposals for research activities to bridge across the different cyber-security research communities operating under the four joint EPSRC-NCSC Research Institutes. The successful projects will be of a scale to add strategically important capacity and capability to the vibrant ecosystem of cyber security research and practice in the UK.
This call is to fund research proposals in Marine Wave Energy.
Approximately £4.5 Million (80% FEC) is available to support 4-5 grant proposals, each up to £1 Million. Proposals should be for 36 months’ duration.
Proposals should fall mainly under the EPSRC remit but may include integrated social and environmental aspects surrounding the use of Wave Energy Converters.
The EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing (FEMM) Hub is offering 3 awards up to the value of £50,000 each (80% fEC) to support Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1-3.
This call is to fund proposals to support the goal of the decarbonisation of heating and/or cooling. Proposals must be interdisciplinary in that all proposals must include an economic and/or social science component.
The Digital Economy Theme, led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in close collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Innovate UK, is investing up to £5 million (at 80% FEC) of EPSRC funding to support around six sociotechnical, interdisciplinary, co-created, novel research projects that explore user-focused, transformational digital technologies and services to achieve a Sustainable Digital Society. The Digital Economy Theme welcomes multi-disciplinary research that spans the whole of the remit of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), however, the research must be at least 50% within EPSRC's remit to qualify for funding.
This call is for researchers to apply for large amounts of computational resource to conduct computationally intensive modelling, simulation and calculations. Projects should be ambitious and pioneering, we encourage a high-risk/high-reward strategy, and outputs should have significant potential for a high future impact. EPSRC wants to encourage researchers to consider what they can do to significantly push the boundaries in computational research using High Performance Computing (HPC) in their field. This call is the successor to the ARCHER Leadership calls, which ran prior to 2020.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invites proposals for interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia under the second wave of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme.
The Stephen Hawking fellowships will support and develop the next generation of visionary scientists in theoretical physics at the beginning of their career. UKRI are providing funding for five annual calls delivered jointly by EPSRC and STFC.
This is the seventh call for Statements of Need for new and existing National Research Facilities that will support excellent engineering and physical sciences research. These facilities provide leading edge capabilities and technique development at a national level and/or access to European research facilities.