Types of funding we offer - EPSRC

Explore all the ways we support activities and research, check if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.

Find the right funding for you

Match your research and career ambitions with our grants

Standard research

Flexible funding from small projects to multi-million pound programmes supporting a wide range of activities

International

Funding for international collaboration and travel

New Horizons

Small scale funding for transformative research projects with a streamlined application process.

Funding opportunities

Get information on our latest funding opportunities

New academics

Helping new academics get started with their research careers.

New Investigator Award

For individuals who hold an academic lectureship position but have not previously led an academic research group or received a significant grant

Help and advice for new academics

Apply for funding for activities including research projects, fellowships, travel, networking and collaboration

New ideas and networking

Transformative research

Funding to stimulate creativity and adventure in research and research processes

Funding for workshops

Funding for workshops designed to stimulate and discover future research activities

Network grants

Develop collaborations between researchers, industry and other groups through workshops, visits and part-time coordinators

Equipment

EPSRC approach to equipment funding

Find out how identifying the scale and nature of the equipment you’re looking to fund will help you choose the most appropriate scheme

Strategic equipment

For equipment with a value of £400,000 or more that will enhance UK scientific capability and support the latest research of high priority to EPSRC

Resource only strategic equipment

Support to increase sharing of existing equipment, from funding more technician time to improving equipment booking software

Core equipment

Includes funding for renewals, upgrades, increased capacity, lower specification and workhorse equipment

Instrument development

Funding to create instruments that enable or improve research capability that would not be possible with existing equipment

Research capacity

Programme grants

Flexible funding for world-leading research groups addressing major research challenges

Fellowships

EPSRC fellowships

Design a package that fits your research and career needs. Deliver research excellence and lead our research community in evolving towards a modern working culture

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