Programme grants are open to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations, public sector research establishments and NHS bodies with research capacity.
Find out more about institutional eligibility.
You should be part of a team of world-leading researchers working together on a variety of activities focused on a strategic research theme.
You can apply if you are resident in the UK and meet at least one of these criteria:
- are employed at the submitting research organisation at lecturer level or equivalent
- hold a fixed-term contract that extends beyond the duration of the proposed research project, and the host research organisation is prepared to give you all the support normal for a permanent employee
- hold an EPSRC, Royal Society or Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship aimed at later career stages
- hold fellowships under other schemes (please contact EPSRC to check eligibility, which is considered on a case-by-case basis)
Holders of postdoctoral level fellowships are not eligible to apply for an EPSRC grant.
Clinical applicants must be employed or be on a fixed-term contract longer than the proposed project at an NHS trust, hospital, board, primary care trust or general practice.
Under the UKRI-RCN Money Follows Cooperation Agreement a co-investigator can be based in a Norwegian institution.
Find out more about individual eligibility.
We will not accept uninvited resubmissions of projects that have been submitted to UKRI or any other funder.
Projects invited to submit a full proposal are subject to our policy on repeatedly unsuccessful submissions.