Building Collaboration at the Physics of Life Interface

  • Please note: there is an "intent to submit" stage to this call, which must be submitted via the online form on this call page by 16:00 on 15 January 2019.

This is the first of two calls for proposals from a UKRI Physics of Life fund to support internationally leading research that requires collaborative, interdisciplinary working to address key challenges at the interface of physics and the life sciences. This call will fund high-quality proposals that demonstrate deep integration of cutting edge experimental, theoretical and/or computational physics with life sciences research to advance our understanding of living systems in biological or biomedical contexts.

This UKRI call, led by EPSRC with support from BBSRC and MRC, is making available up to £15 million, to include £13.2 million of resource funding and £1.8 million of capital funding. This call is open to staff of UK institutions who are eligible to receive funding from UKRI as well as Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs). Multi-institution applications are permitted.

Applicants interested in applying to this call must complete the "intention to submit" form on the call website by 16:00 on 15 January 2019. This information will primarily be used to manage potential conflicts when selecting the panel. Applicants will receive an email from UKRI by 16:00 on Friday 18 January 2019 confirming our expectation that they will submit a full proposal. Full proposals must be submitted by 16:00 on 12 February 2019 and will be assessed directly by an interdisciplinary expert peer review panel from across the physics and life sciences communities.

We envisage high demand for funding, therefore we strongly discourage the premature submission of proposals which may benefit from further development in anticipation of the second Physics of Life call, which will be of a similar scale. Submissions to this call will count towards the EPSRC Repeatedly Unsuccessful Applicants Policy.

Contact information for this call can be found on this page, below the "intent to submit" form.

Contact Details

In the following table, contact information relevant to the page. The first column is for visual reference only. Data is in the right column.

Name: Luke Boldock
Job title: Portfolio Manager
Department: Physical Sciences
Organisation: EPSRC
Telephone: 01793 444450

In the following table, contact information relevant to the page. The first column is for visual reference only. Data is in the right column.

Name: Kate Bowman
Job title: Senior Portfolio Manager
Department: Physical Sciences
Organisation: EPSRC
Telephone: 01793 444369