EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2017 – still time to get a photo in

This is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students. The scheme aims to capture the breadth of EPSRC’s portfolio, with applicants sharing their research through pictures. Prizes are available in a range of categories, with the overall winner of the competition awarded £500 worth of camera/photography equipment, along with prizes for runners up in each category. Closing Date: 6th December  2017. See: www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/photocomp2017/ .

Funding: EPSRC Resilient and sustainable energy networks for developing countries

This call is supported through EPSRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation. The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research to tackle the energy distribution challenges faced by developing countries.

See: www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/sustengnetworks/ .

Expression of Interest deadline: 17th August 2017. Proposal deadline: 21st September 2017.

Funding available: EPSRC “Engineering for a Prosperous Nation”

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.

See: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/engineeringprosperousnation/ .

Deadline for intention to submit: 8th August 2017

EPSRC call for feasibility studies in energy – closes 5 Jan 17

Up to £3m is available for this call, with a cap of £200k for each proposal. Proposals should examine a topic within EPSRC’s Energy remit (e.g. Bioenergy), review past and current activity, and identify key research challenges that need to be addressed. The proposed research must be novel, innovative, have the potential to lead to high impact outcomes and strengthen the UK’s position in within the international energy community. Submissions towards this call must also demonstrate collaborations with established energy groups/organisations (academia, industry, non-governmental organisations, Government etc.) who are willing to support the research proposal and provide a potential route for exploitation. More information can be found on their website.