This grant aims to support collaborative research projects that require leadership from more than a single scholar. Its aim is to help new researchers at the start of their careers gain experience of managing and leading research projects.
You must include a principal investigator and at least one co-investigator jointly involved in the development and management of the project.
The grant funds projects with a full economic cost between £50,000 and £250,000 lasting up to five years.
We also have a standard research grant for larger projects with funding of up to £1 million.
Please note the announcement outlining changes to the research grants early career route. Notably the closure of the early career route on 29 March 2023 and the core aims and objectives of the early career route will transfer to and will be incorporated within the new catalyst awards opportunity.
In 2023 UK Research and Innovation will introduce a new grants system, the Funding Service, to replace the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. This will impact how you apply to responsive mode opportunities. Find out more about the transition timeline and our pathway for change.