At this final, invite only stage of the call, successful applicants are expected to submit a fully costed application, with a full justification of resources. Any ethical considerations should be detailed on the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) application form.
Each project can be up to 24 months in duration and applicants can apply for up to £200K (80% value of the full costing) in total.
Invited, successful proposals must be costed on a full economic costing (fEC) basis and funds can be requested for staff, equipment, consumables and travel. Please ensure you account for adequate resources to enable the delivery of your proposed plans.
Equipment over £10,000 in value (including VAT) can be included through this call, within the £200k maximum. There will be no expectation of joint funding from higher education institution (HEI) partners, equipment will be supported at 100%.
Smaller items of equipment (individually under £10,000) should be in the ‘directly incurred – other costs’ heading.
For equipment between £25,000-£138,000 (including VAT), three verbal quotes are required and information on this should be detailed in the justification of resources.
If there is a sole supplier or fewer than three quotes this should be explained in the justification of resources.
See more information on equipment funding.
As highlighted in the original call document, in the spirit of a scheme aimed at shortening the time between idea and delivery, we expect proposals to be underway by the 31 January 2021.