Following the success of the Creativity@home pilot, EPSRC would like to extend the Creativity@home opportunity to all EPSRC grant holders. Please note that specific funding opportunities may also offer Creativity@home opportunities to applicants.
In this case, please read the guidelines in the funding opportunity carefully.
You and your group are the key resource for Creativity@home. The facilitators will work in partnership with you throughout the initiative – the timescale and all facilitation activities will be planned in consultation with you. The facilitators will focus on the process enabling you to think freely and explore new and exciting research directions.
Creativity@home will typically cost circa £20,000 (80% full economic costing (fEC)) for four days full-time equivalent (FTE) for professional facilitators. Creativity@home is a flexible resource, for example four days FTE may be split into eight 0.5 days or four 0.5 days plus a two day ideas generation workshop. How best to use the resource is up to you to decide when explaining options with your chosen facilitators.
If your application is successful, EPSRC will provide you with a list of facilitation companies that you may contact. Of course, you may already work with a facilitator; in this case, EPSRC is pleased for you to continue your engagement.
Request Creativity@home in your grant application
If you’re interested in experiencing Creativity@home, you should request resource to cover this in your grant application.
In Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system, include the appropriate resource to cover the activity under the heading ‘other directly incurred costs’.
You’ll need to justify the resource. Consider how Creativity@home will enhance and strengthen your research. State in broad terms the type of creativity you are interested in pursuing and the associated need for the resource.
In your management strategy document for programme grants, include details of your objectives for Creativity@home and how the resource will be managed to deliver added benefit to your group and research programme.
The panel will assess the benefit of the Creativity@home activity in maximising the potential of your group and your ambitious research plans throughout the life of your project.
If you are applying for Creativity@home via a funding opportunity, please refer to any specific guidelines given in the funding opportunity document or contact the named EPSRC contact for that opportunity.
We will keep in touch with you in the normal way through your EPSRC contact to find out about your experiences, and we will expect you to cover Creativity@home in any progress and final reports.
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