The small grants scheme will have a single submission stage for full proposals.
Full proposals will be batched and assessed by a panel drawn from the mathematical sciences community. Due to the nature and timescales of this scheme, there will be no postal peer review and no right to reply.
In the event of this scheme being substantially oversubscribed as to be unmanageable, EPSRC reserve the right to modify the assessment process.
This scheme will be kept under regular review and dependent on demand and timing of applications, EPSRC reserve the right to modify the assessment process.
Quality (primary) the research excellence, making reference to:
- the novelty, relationship to the context, timeliness and relevance to identified stakeholders
- the ambition, adventure, transformative aspects or potential outcomes
- the suitability of the proposed methodology and the appropriateness of the approach to achieving impact.
For multi-disciplinary proposals please state which aspects of the proposal you feel qualified to assess.
National importance (secondary major) how the research:
- contributes to, or helps maintain the health of other disciplines contributes to addressing key UK societal challenges and/or contributes to future UK economic success and development of emerging industry(s)
- meets national needs by establishing/maintaining a unique world leading activity
- complements other UK research funded in the area, including any relationship to the EPSRC portfolio.
Applicant and partnerships (secondary), the ability to deliver the proposed project, making reference to:
- appropriateness of the track record of the applicant(s)
- balance of skills of the project team, including collaborators.
Resources and management (secondary), the effectiveness of the proposed planning and management and whether the requested resources are appropriate and have been fully justified, making reference to:
- any equipment requested, or the viability of the arrangements described to access equipment needed for this project, and particularly on any university or third-party contribution
- any resources requested for activities to either increase impact, for public engagement or to support responsible innovation.
Detailed feedback will not be provided on submitted proposals.
There are no deadlines for a submission to the scheme. Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be considered by EPSRC on a rolling basis. These proposals will be assessed by a panel drawn from the mathematical sciences community. Please be aware we cannot guarantee applications going to specific panels. Proposals will be batched up for assessment four times a year.
Batching dates for proposals* will be:
- start of November
Panels* will be held shortly after.
*EPSRC aims to adhere to these dates as published, however there may be exceptions where dates have to change due to demand or panel member availability.