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 (webteam@epsrc.ukri.org)

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.

2018-02-01 00:00:00

Artificial Intelligence Centres for Doctoral Training

This call for around 15 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) focuses on areas relevant to Artificial Intelligence (AI) across UKRI's remit. It opens against the background of Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti’s review, Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK, and the Government's Industrial Strategy White Paper, Building a Britain fit for the Future.

2018-03-01 15:13:04

ISCF Wave 2: Transforming Construction: Active Building Centre Call

EPSRC, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, invites submission of proposals from UK university consortia to establish an internationally recognised Active Buildings Centre (ABC) to lead in research, innovation and commercialisation of Active Building Technologies in line with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for Transforming Construction.

2018-04-01 00:00:00

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 1

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

2018-04-01 05:27:10

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Wave 2

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.

2018-07-01 00:00:00

Strength in Places Fund

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth.

2018-07-01 22:31:06

ISCF Wave 2: Prospering from the Energy Revolution: Energy Revolution Research Consortium Call

UKRI expects to commit up to £8 million to support a single Core Energy Revolution Research Consortium (ERRC Core) and up to £4 million of extra funding, subject to budgets and approval of the ISCF PFER Programme board, for further key research (ERRC Plus) related to the Core activity.

2018-08-01 09:55:16

GCRF: Tackling global development challenges through mathematical sciences

This activity is comprised of two related calls, both of which are supported through EPSRC's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation. The aim of the first call is to support an internationally-leading programme of mathematical sciences research to tackle the challenges faced by developing countries focussed on empowering inclusion and modelling society. The aim of the second call is to build capacity in mathematical sciences research to tackle global development challenges. Please note, the Global Challenges Research Fund commenced in 2016 which predates the start of this timeline.

2018-09-01 00:00:00

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 2

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

2018-09-01 01:08:23

Prosperity Partnerships

This is the second stage of this funding opportunity. This Full proposal submission stage is only open to successful applicants invited by EPSRC following the earlier Expression of Interest stage.) EPSRC wishes to support existing, strategic, research-based partnerships between business and universities by providing an opportunity for co-investment in large-scale, long term, user-inspired basic research programmes at TRL 1-3. These must address EPSRC's Prosperity Outcomes Framework.

2018-10-01 00:00:00

Strategic Priorities Fund

The Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) builds on the vision of a ‘common fund’ set out in Sir Paul Nurse’s review. The SPF will support high quality research and development priorities which would otherwise be missed – multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programmes identified by researchers and businesses at the cutting edge of research and innovation.

2018-11-01 22:13:15

SPF Wave 1: Ensuring the security of digital technologies at the periphery

EPSRC, on behalf of UKRI, is seeking to make a step-change in the broad research areas of cybersecurity, designing in trust, privacy, security and resilience associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) through this call. This will establish a Research Centre focusing on Security of Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP).

2018-12-01 09:55:16

SPF Wave 1: Building Collaboration at the Physics of Life

UKRI will be making available up to £15 million, to include £13.2 million of resource funding and £1.8 million of capital funding for proposals to underpin interdisciplinary research at the interface of physics and the life sciences (both biological and biomedical). Investigator teams will be formed from different disciplines to ensure that expertise across EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC remit are brought together to transform our understanding of biology using physics.

2019-01-01 11:34:49

ISCF Wave 1: Faraday Battery Challenge: Faraday Institution Research Challenge Call phase 2

Up to £12 million per annum for up to Four Awards is available from the Faraday Institution as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Faraday Battery Challenge. This call invites Outline proposals from researcher consortia (normally of up to five institutions) interested in research projects in four challenge areas, which have been identified through a set of five regional workshops attended by ~200 people from industry, policy and academia.

2019-02-01 02:11:36

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

This call invites proposals from researchers interested in research projects to develop battery related characterisation analytical techniques and capabilities.

2019-04-01 00:00:00

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Wave 3

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.

2019-04-01 01:07:45

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 3

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

2019-09-01 00:00:00

Fund for International Collaboration

The Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) aims to enhance the UK’s excellence in research and innovation through global engagement, forging new bilateral and multilateral research and innovation programmes with global partners.

2019-09-01 13:11:26

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 4

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

2020-04-01 00:19:33

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 5

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

2020-09-01 00:08:15

Future Leaders Fellowships - Round 6

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

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