For workstreams 1-3 (impact enhancement, research augmentation, capacity building) proposals are invited for grants with a full economic cost (fEC) value of between £25,000 and £100,000 for any workstream, or for any combination of these three workstreams.
Researchers are eligible to apply for a number of these grants, on multiple occasions, however the total amount of all awarded grants linked to the original proposal must not in sum exceed £100,000. Whilst cross-grant learning (where appropriate for inclusion) will be viewed positively in workstream 1-3, it is not a requirement for these workstreams and proposals within these workstreams must stand alone i.e. they cannot be co/inter dependent.
For workstream 4 (cross-grant synthesis) proposals are invited from RLO researchers working in collaboration with other RLO grants. These proposals must also have a fEC value of between £25,000 and £100,000.
Researchers can also apply for a number of these grants, on multiple occasions, and can collaborate with different projects in these applications. The funders are keen to encourage applications to workstream 4. Therefore in addition to the maximum of £100,000 allocable per grant in workstreams 1-3, a further £100,000 may be allocated to original RLO grants against workstream 4 (this makes a maximum of £200,000 across all 4 workstreams).
Projects may be up to a maximum of two years in duration. The call has been designed so that all grants will get an equal chance to access this additional funding if and when they are ready to do so. Proposals can be submitted at any point whilst each tranche of the call is open, but will not be assessed until the submission window has closed.
Please see the ‘How we will assess your application’ section for assessment criteria specific to this call and to each workstream.
The full specification and other important call-specific guidance documents can be found below: