Unique to this funding call is the double blind peer review process. This type of initiative should benefit early career academics in particular.
This initiative will look to support a portfolio of exceptional and potentially transformative engineering research projects that have the potential to contribute to each of the prosperity outcomes. This could be a pioneering first step to the broader outcome or a contribution to one or more of the ambitions within each outcome. A high degree of risk in these applications is expected and welcomed to encourage speculative ideas or new ways of thinking.
- Up to £6 million from theEngineering Theme will be available for this Call, subject to research quality.
- Bright IDEAS Awards are intended to support genuinely novel and potentially transformative research activities.
- Proposals will be assessed over a two-stage process: Outline proposals assessed anonymously, followed by a Big Pitch.
- Applicants can apply for up to £250K (80% value of the full costing) in total
Applications submitted to this Call should be up to 24 months in duration.
Deadline for intention to submit: 8th August 2017