Investment Timeline

The Investment Timeline is a high-level view of upcoming investment opportunities across EPSRC and UKRI. ;xNLx;;xNLx;It is not a comprehensive view of all opportunities but is designed to provide early notice of both UKRI-led calls and EPSRC-led calls to help researchers with their grant submission planning. The calls are only indicative at this stage and are yet to be confirmed.;xNLx;;xNLx;Researchers should continue to use the Calls page of the EPSRC website and Calls Alert service to keep up-to-date with all opportunities. .;xNLx;;xNLx;Click on any of the opportunities to read further information about that particular investment and, where available, follow a link to the full call details.;xNLx;;xNLx;In the bottom-right corner there is a spanner icon. This will enable you to search the timeline with specific keywords or terms, filter the timeline by category and change the way the timeline is displayed.;xNLx;;xNLx;In the bottom-left corner there is a button titled ‘3d’. Clicking on this button will switch the timeline into a 3d version.;xNLx;;xNLx;If you have any questions or problems using this timeline, please raise these with the EPSRC Web Team (

2017-01-01 00:00:00

Strategic Equipment

EPSRC provides funding for equipment through multiple routes to enable researchers to access the equipment they require to deliver their research in the most efficient and effective way.

2017-01-01 01:08:23

Standard Mode

Standard Grants are very flexible, with the scale of projects supported ranging from small value, short term grants to multi-million pound research programmes. A wide variety of activities are supported, including feasibility studies, instrument development, equipment to support a number of research projects, overseas travel grants, and long-term proposals to develop or maintain critical mass. High risk/high return research proposals, embracing new concepts or techniques, are particularly encouraged.

2017-01-01 22:41:29

EPSRC Fellowships

Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience, and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged.

2017-04-01 13:51:41

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Wave 1

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is part of government’s Industrial Strategy, the long-term plan to raise productivity and earning power in the UK. The fund is a core pillar in the government’s commitment to increase funding in research and development by £4.7 billion over 4 years to strengthen UK science and business. It will invest in the world-leading research base and highly-innovative businesses to address the biggest industrial and societal challenges today.

2017-05-01 00:43:53

ISCF Wave 1: Robotics for a Safer World: Hubs Call

EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for four Use-inspired research Hubs in the area of RAI for Extreme and Challenging (Hazardous) Environments to address the programme ambition.

2017-07-01 00:56:26

ISCF Wave 1: Faraday Battery Challenge: Faraday Institution Research Challenge Call

This call invites expressions of interest from researchers interested in collaborating on and scoping research projects in four challenge areas which have been pre-identified by industry and academia as having the capability to be 'fast-start projects' to establish the core capabilities of this funding programme.

2017-07-01 16:15:41

ISCF Wave 1: Faraday Battery Challenge: Batteries Research Institute Call

EPSRC invites submission of proposals from UK university consortia to establish an internationally recognised virtual institute to lead in research, education and knowledge transfer in line with the Industrial Strategy Faraday Challenge "Batteries for Britain".

2018-01-01 06:25:42

Newton Fund

The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the wellbeing of communities. It will do so through strengthening partner country science and innovation capacity and unlocking further funding to support this work. It is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). Please note, the Newton fund commenced in January 2014 which predates the start of this timeline.

2018-01-01 17:02:32

Centres for Doctoral Training

This call is for applications to support Centres for Doctoral Training focussed on cohort-based doctoral training in areas where both breadth and depth of research training are required to address UK skills needs at the doctoral level. EPSRC expects to commit up to £492 million to support Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) across the Engineering and Physical Science landscape.

2018-01-01 21:04:41

Global Challenges Research Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

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