Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: International centre to centre research collaborations: full proposals 2023

This opportunity is only open to applicant teams who were successful at the outline stage.

This initiative aims to provide leading UK research groups with the opportunity to work in partnership with the best international researchers for their research.

Your full proposal should closely match your outline proposal in terms of:

  • research proposed
  • international partners
  • funding requested

The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £1.5 million with a duration of three to five years. EPSRC will fund 80% FEC.

To be eligible, you must have submitted an outline proposal to the earlier deadline of 18 May 2023 and been invited forward to submit a full proposal.

Who can apply

Before applying for funding, check the following:

Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible, you must have submitted an outline proposal to the earlier deadline of 18 May 2023 and been invited forward to submit a full proposal.

At the outline stage you were required to satisfy one of two eligibility criteria (full details of these requirements are given in the ‘Who can apply’ section of the outline funding page). This was assessed at the outline stage.

We welcome diverse research consortia and the inclusion of early career researchers in the applicant team.

Industry engagement is strongly encouraged where appropriate, subject to standard EPSRC funding rules.

We have updated the Individual Eligibility Policy and are introducing new role types for funding opportunities being run on the new UKRI Funding Service from 22 May 2023.

For full details, visit Eligibility as an individual.

The overall cost requested from EPSRC at the full proposal stage cannot be more than 10% above the value of the outline proposal. If you plan to make significant changes to the budget or scope of your project compared to the outline stage, please discuss this with us prior to submission.

Who is not eligible to apply

UK applicants may only be named as project lead or co-project lead on one proposal to this funding opportunity.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all funding applicants. We encourage applications from a diverse range of researchers.

We support people to work in a way that suits their personal circumstances. This includes:

  • career breaks
  • support for people with caring responsibilities
  • flexible working
  • alternative working patterns

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at UKRI.

Recognising the international nature of this opportunity, we welcome applications including additional care costs. Requests can also be made for resources to enable different approaches to building and sustaining collaborations, which reduce the need to travel.

What we're looking for

Scope

Full proposals should closely match the original outline proposal in terms of the research proposed and international partners. In costing the full proposal, careful consideration should be given to the value for money of the proposed research. The scope detailed at the outline stage can be found in the Additional information section.

The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £1.5 million with a duration of three to five years. We will fund 80% FEC. Costs requested may be below those requested at the outline stage if suitable savings can be identified. However, the overall cost requested from EPSRC at the full proposal stage cannot be more than 10% above the value of the outline proposal. If you plan to make significant changes to the budget or scope of your project compared to the outline stage, please discuss this with us prior to submission.

Proposals may consist of a single research project or a suite of related research activities in a defined research topic. We are open to proposals either to develop new international collaborations or build on existing relationships.

As noted at the outline stage, research projects funded through this funding opportunity must be predominantly in EPSRC remit. Full proposals not meeting this requirement in the judgement of EPSRC staff will be rejected without recourse to peer review.

For more information on the background of this opportunity, go to the Additional information section.

We aim to support a diverse and inclusive research environment where there are equal opportunities. As such, we are asking for an EDI plan at this full proposal stage. This plan should be project-specific and focus on activities beyond any institutional activities already in place. More information can be found in the How to apply section.

Duration

The duration of this award is 3 to 5 years.

Projects must start by 1 April 2024.

Funding available

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £1.5 million.

We will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

What we will fund

We would expect to see funding requests to support travel, subsistence and consumables for the UK investigators and research staff to visit or have extended work placements to a partner’s laboratory overseas, or for resources to enable different approaches to building and sustaining collaborations which reduce the need to travel. We would expect the budget requested for the travel or alternative resources to be sufficient to support the collaboration between the centres.

In terms of staff resource, we expect at least two full-time equivalent postdoctoral research staff to be requested on each proposal. If appropriate for the proposed project’s direction and objectives, you can request postdoctoral researcher positions that do not necessarily span the full length of the project or include part-time positions. However, we do not expect the proposal to include request for short-term postdoctoral researcher positions.

Support for the proposed international collaboration is subject to standard EPSRC funding rules. International co-investigators may not be requested in this funding opportunity.

Support may be requested for visits by overseas partners to the UK of up to 12 months per individual; this support may include a contribution to the visitor’s salary if necessary to facilitate the visit. The application may include estates and indirect costs for any visiting researcher, regardless of whether the support being requested includes a salary contribution or is only travel and subsistence.

International project partners can receive small amounts of funding from the grant, such as for travel and subsistence to attend project meetings in the UK. Extended visits should be listed as visiting researchers.

Please visit Trusted Research for more information on effective international collaboration.

What we will not fund

PhD studentships may not be included in the costs sought from EPSRC.

How to apply

We are running the funding opportunity on the new UKRI Funding Service. You cannot apply for this opportunity on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system.

If you do not already have an account with the UKRI Funding Service, you will be able to create one by selecting the ‘Start application’ button at the start of this page. Creating an account is a 2-minute process requiring you to verify your email address and set a password.

If you are a member of an organisation with a research office that we do not have contact details for, we will contact them to enable administrator access. This provides:

  • oversight of every UKRI Funding Service application opened on behalf of your organisation
  • the ability to review and submit applications

Research offices that have not already received an invitation to open an account should email support@funding-service.ukri.org

To find out more about the role of research office professionals in the application process, watch a recording of a recent research office webinar on YouTube.

Submitting your application

Applications should be prepared and submitted by the lead research organisation but should be co-created with input from all investigators, and project partners, and should represent the proposed work of the entire consortia.

To apply:

  1. Select the ‘Start application’ button at the start of this page.
  2. This will open the ‘Sign in’ page of the UKRI Funding Service. If you do not already have an account, you’ll be able to create one. This is a 2-minute process requiring you to verify your email address and set a password.
  3. Start answering the questions detailed in this section of ‘How to apply’. You can save your work and come back to it later. You can also work ‘offline’, copying and pasting into the text boxes provided for your answers.
  4. Once complete, use the service to send your application to your research office for review; they’ll check it and return it to you if it needs editing.
  5. Once happy, your research office will submit it to UKRI for assessment. Only they can do this.

As citations can be integral to a case for support, you should balance their inclusion and the benefit they provide against the inclusion of other parts of your answer to each question. Bear in mind that citations, associated reference lists or bibliographies, or both, contribute to, and are included in, the word count of the relevant section.

EPSRC, as part of UKRI, will need to collect some personal information to manage your funding service account and the registration of your funding applications.

We will handle personal data in line with UK data protection legislation and manage it securely. For more information, including how to exercise your rights, read our privacy notice.

If your application is successful, some personal information will be published via the UKRI Gateway to Research.

Deadline

We must receive your application by 4:00pm UK time on 7 September 2023.

You will not be able to apply after this time.

You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.

UKRI Funding Service: section guidance

Summary

In plain English, provide a summary that can be sent to potential reviewers to determine if your proposal is within their field of expertise.

This summary may be made publicly available on external facing websites, so please ensure it can be understood by a variety of readers, for example:

  • opinion-formers
  • policymakers
  • the general public
  • the wider research community.
Guidance for writing a summary

Succinctly describe your proposed work in terms of:

  • its context
  • the challenge the project addresses and how it will be applied to this
  • its aims and objectives
  • its potential applications and benefits.

Word count: 550

Applicants

List the key members of your team and assign them roles, for example:

  • project lead
  • project co-lead (UK)
  • research and innovation associate
  • project co-lead (international) (only if based in Norway)
  • researcher co-lead (optional)
  • visiting researcher (optional)
  • technician (optional)
  • specialist (optional)
  • grant manager (optional)
  • professional enabling staff (optional)

You should only list one individual as project lead.

The project co-lead (international) (PcL (I)) role should only be used for applications making use of the UKRI-RCN Money Follows Cooperation agreement or the UKRI-IIASA agreement. We do not otherwise accept project co-lead (international) applicants.

Find out about UKRI’s new grant roles and eligibility.

Postdoctoral research assistants

These should be included on the grant as research and innovation associates.

Non-academic staff

Non-academic staff such as programme managers and administrators, should be added under the ‘grant manager’ staff category.

Please do not add international or industry project partners in this category, as these should be added as a ‘project partner’ instead.

Section 1: Vision and approach

You should upload the Vision and approach document as a six-page PDF, plus an additional page for a diagrammatic workplan. The document must have single line spacing, margins of at least 2cm and be typed using Arial 11pt, or another ‘sans serif’ font with an equivalent size to Arial 11pt.

In the text box simply enter ‘attachment supplied’.

Question: What are you hoping to achieve and how will you deliver your proposed work?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

For the Vision, explain how your proposed work:

  • is of excellent quality and importance within or beyond the field(s) or area(s)
  • has the potential to advance current understanding, generates new knowledge, thinking or discovery within or beyond the field or area
  • is timely given current trends, context and needs
  • impacts world-leading research, society, the economy or the environment

Within the Vision section we also expect you to:

• identify the potential direct or indirect benefits, and who the beneficiaries might be

For the Approach, explain how you have designed your work so that it:

  • is effective and appropriate to achieve your objectives
  • is feasible, and comprehensively identifies any risks to delivery and how they will be managed
  • if applicable, uses a clear and transparent methodology
  • if applicable, summarises the previous work and describes how this will be built upon and progressed
  • will maximise translation of outputs into outcomes and impacts
  • describes how your, and if applicable your team’s, research environment (in terms of the place, its location, and relevance to the project) will contribute to the success of the work

Within the Approach section we also expect you to:

  • demonstrate access to the appropriate services, facilities, infrastructure, or equipment to deliver the proposal
  • provide a project plan including milestones and timelines

Section 2: Applicant and team capability to deliver

Word count: 1,500 (1,000 words to be used for R4RI modules and, if necessary, a further 500 words for Additions)

Question: Why are you the right individual or team to successfully deliver the proposed work?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Evidence of how you, and if relevant your team, have:

  • the relevant experience (appropriate to career stage) to deliver the proposed work
  • the right balance of skills and expertise to cover the proposed work
  • the appropriate leadership and management skills to deliver the work and your approach to develop others
  • contributed to developing a positive research environment and wider community

The word count for this section is 1,500 words – 1,000 words to be used for R4RI modules and, if necessary, a further 500 words for Additions.

Use the Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI) format to showcase the range of relevant skills you, and if relevant your team (project lead and project co-leads, researchers, other (technical) staff for example research software engineers, data scientists and so on, and partners), have and how this will help to deliver the proposed work. You can include individuals’ specific achievements but only choose past contributions that best evidence their ability to deliver this work.

Complete this section using the R4RI module headings listed. You should use each heading once and include a response for the whole team, see the UKRI guidance on R4RI. You should consider how to balance your answer, and emphasise where appropriate the key skills each team member brings:

  • contributions to the generation of new ideas, tools, methodologies, or knowledge
  • the development of others and maintenance of effective working relationships
  • contributions to the wider research and innovation community
  • contributions to broader research or innovation users and audiences and towards wider societal benefit

Additions: Provide any further details relevant to your application. This section is not mandatory and can be up to 500 words. You should not use it to describe additional skills, experiences or outputs, but any factors that provide context for the rest of your R4RI (for example, details of career breaks if you wish to disclose them).

You should complete this as a narrative and you should avoid CV type format.

Section 3: References

Question: List the references you’ve use to support your application.

What the assessors are looking for in your response:

Ensure your application is a self-contained description. You can provide hyperlinks to relevant publications or online resources. However, assessors are not obliged to access the information they lead to or consider it in their assessment of your application. You must not include links to web resources in order to extend your application. If linking to web resources, to ensure the information’s integrity is maintained include, where possible, persistent identifiers such as digital object identifiers.

Word count: 1,000

Section 4a: Project partners: contributions

Word count: 1,000

Question: Provide details about any project partners’ contributions using the template provided.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Download and complete the project partner contributions template (DOCX, 52KB) then copy and paste the table within it into the text box.

Ensure you have obtained prior agreement from project partners that, should you be offered funding, they will support your project as indicated in the template.

A project partner is a collaborating organisation that is contributing to the application and will have an integral role in the proposed research. Project partners cannot normally receive funding directly from the grant. Two exceptions to this are:

  • where a project partner is providing services or equipment that will go through a formal procurement process audited by the host research organisation
  • the project partner can receive small amounts of funding from the grant, such as for travel and subsistence to attend project meetings. These will need to be requested and fully justified in the application

Section 4b Project Partners: letters (or emails) of support

Question: Upload a single PDF containing the letters or emails of support from each partner you named in the table in the previous ‘contributions’ section.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

If you do not have any project partners, simply add ‘N/A’ into the text box, mark this section as complete and move to the next section.

If you have named project partners in the previous ‘contributions’ section, enter the words ‘attachment supplied’ in the text box.

Each letter or email you provide should:

  • confirm the partner’s commitment to the project
  • clearly explain the value, relevance and possible benefits of the work to them
  • describe any additional value that they bring to the project
  • refer to EPSRC’s guidance on project partners letters of support for further information Project partners letter of support

Unless specifically requested, do not include any personal data within the attachment. Upload details are provided within the service on the actual application.

For audit purposes, we require formal collaboration agreements to be put in place if an award is made.

Do not provide letters of support from host and co-project lead research organisations.

Section 5: Resources and cost justification

Using the costs table within the resources and cost summary, provide details of the total funding required under each fund heading. You should include high-level costs only, not a detailed breakdown of individual items. You should use the textbox for the justification of resources to provide further details on what is being requested and why it is needed to deliver your proposed work.

Question: What will you need to deliver your proposed work and how much will it cost?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Using the text box, demonstrate how the resources you anticipate needing for your proposed work:

  • are comprehensive, appropriate, and justified
  • represent the optimal use of resources to achieve the intended outcomes
  • maximise potential outcomes and impacts

This resources and cost justification should not simply be a list of the resources requested, as this will already be given in the costs table. Costings should be justified on the basis of full economic costs (FEC) of the project, not just on the costs expected from UKRI. For some items we do not expect you to justify the monetary value, rather the type of resource, such as amount of time or type of staff requested.

Where you do not provide adequate justification for a resource, we may deduct it from any funding awarded.

You should identify:

  • support for activities to either increase impact, for public engagement, knowledge exchange,or to support responsible innovation
  • support for access to facilities, infrastructure or procurement of equipment
  • support for preserving, long-term storage, or sharing of data
  • support from partner organisations and how that enhances value for money

Reviewers and panels may acknowledge the impact of university support but will not consider the level of matched university funding as a factor on which to base funding recommendations.

Word count: 1,000

Section 6a: Data management and sharing

Question: How will you manage and share data collected or acquired through the proposed research?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Provide a data management plan which should clearly detail how you will comply with EPSRC’s published data sharing policy. BBSRC also have detailed guidance notes, which are applicable for this opportunity.

Word count: 500

Section 6b: Intellectual property rights (IPR)

Question: Provide a brief description of the intellectual assets underpinning the proposed work.

If this section is not relevant, please enter ‘N/A’ in the text box, mark this section as complete and move to the next question.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Include any IPR if appropriate. If your IPR is a patent, please include the patent number or numbers along with a summary scope of the claims. We recognise that not all applications to EPSRC will have a patent or other IPR.

Word count: 500

Section 7: Outsourcing

Question: Are you outsourcing any activities?

If you are not, enter ‘N/A’ in the text box, mark this section as complete and move to the next question.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

We recognise that in some instances, it may be appropriate to outsource elements of the proposed work. If that is the case in this application, please provide the following information:

  • the scope of the outsourced activity, that means what is being undertaken and what will be delivered
  • the relevance of the outsourced activity to the application
  • why the outsourced activity cannot be undertaken in house
  • why this provider is the most appropriate
  • the cost or costs of the outsourced activity and the tendering process that has been followed

Please provide any goods and services quotations.

Word count: 250

Section 8: EDI plan

Question: What are the approaches and activities planned to inspire, enable and facilitate greater EDI in your project?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

EDI plans that are project-specific and focus on activities beyond any institutional activities already in place.

While we do not expect project teams to have specific expertise in EDI, the plans should still demonstrate an understanding of any EDI challenges associated with the project. EDI outcomes and the methods required to reach them should also be identified.

You are encouraged to consider the following. Please note, not all questions need to be addressed, these are prompts for your consideration:

  • What are the key EDI challenges in your project, also taking into account the international collaboration?
  • You should provide evidence of ways in which EDI issues will be managed/addressed/tackled both within your group, institutions and in the wider community level.
  • How will EDI outcomes be measured?
  • What steps will you take to raise awareness of and mitigate against the impact of bias in your group and the wider community in terms of gender, ethnicity or any other protected characteristic through processes, behaviours and culture?
  • How will good practice be sought-out to evolve the EDI plan or approach over the proposal’s lifetime? How will this good practice be captured and shared with the wider community?

These plans should be feasible and have appropriate resources allocated to address the challenges. Examples of what could be included in the EDI plan are:

  • actions to promote inclusive participation in international collaboration activities
  • EDI research
  • EDI advocacy
  • budgeting for activities and building a small team to deliver if necessary.

Word count: 500

Section 9: Sensitive information

Question: Is there sensitive information you need to share with UKRI that you do not want shared with assessors?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

If not, enter ‘N/A’ into the text box, mark this section as complete and move on to the next section.

If you, or a key team member, need to tell us something you wish to remain confidential, please enter the words ‘email sent’ in the text box.

Then contact the Funding Service helpdesk at support@funding-service.ukri.org Include your application name and number in the subject line, after the pre-populated words ‘sensitive information’.

Typical examples of confidential information include:

  • applicant is unavailable until a certain date (for example due to parental leave)
  • declaration of interest
  • additional information about eligibility to apply that would not be appropriately shared in the ‘applicant and team capability’ section
  • conflict of interest for UKRI to consider in reviewer or panel participant selection
  • the application is an invited resubmission

For information about how UKRI handles personal data please see UKRI’s privacy notice.

Word count: 5

Section 10a: Ethics and responsible research and innovation (RRI)

Question: What are the ethical or RRI implications and issues relating to the proposed work? If you do not think that the proposed work raises any ethical or RRI issues, explain why.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Using the text box, demonstrate that you have identified and evaluated the relevant ethical or responsible research and innovation considerations, and how you will manage them.

Additional sub-questions (to be answered only if appropriate) will be included in the UKRI Funding Service. These will ask about numbers, species or strain, and justification about:

  • genetic and biological risk
  • research involving the use of animals
  • conducting research with animal overseas
  • research involving human participation
  • research involving human tissues or biological samples

Word count: 500

Section 11: Facilities

Question: Does your proposed research require the support and use of a facility?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

If not, enter N/A into the text box, mark this section as complete and move on to the next section.

If you will need to use a facility, you should follow your proposed facility’s normal access request procedures. Where prior agreement is required, ensure you obtain their agreement that, should you be offered funding, they will support the use of their facility on your project.

In the text box, for each requested facility you should provide:

  • the name of facility, copied and pasted from the combined facilities list (DOCX, 37KB)
  • the proposed usage or costs, or costs per unit where indicted on that list
  • confirmation you have their agreement where required

Do not put the facility contact details in your response.

Word count: 250

How we will assess your application

Assessment process

We will assess your application using the following process.

Peer review

We will invite experts to review your application independently, against the specified criteria for this opportunity. You will have 10 days to respond to reviewers’ comments.

Panel

Following peer review, we will invite experts to collectively review your application against the criteria and rank it alongside other applications after which the panel will make a funding recommendation.

We reserves the right to group proposals by topic and rank on separate lists or at different panel meetings. Panels will assess the proposals against the following assessment criteria.

For applications where overseas partners’ participation in the project is dependent on a separate funding application and assessment process, EPSRC funding will be suspended until the partners’ funding is confirmed. This decision point should be no later than three months after the planned start date of the EPSRC grant.

Feedback

No prioritisation panel feedback will be provided.

Principles of assessment

We support the San Francisco declaration on research assessment (DORA) and recognise the relationship between research assessment and research integrity.

Find out about the UKRI Principles of Assessment and Decision Making.

We reserve the right to modify the assessment process as needed.

Assessment criteria

Here is a sample set of expert review guidance. While the content is not the same as what is asked of the applicant, it should directly reflect it.

What we are looking for

Section: Vision

Have the applicants demonstrated how the work they are proposing:

  • is of excellent quality and importance within or beyond the field(s) or area(s)
  • has the potential to advance current understanding, generates new knowledge, thinking or discovery within or beyond the field or area
  • is timely given current trends, context and needs
  • will impact world-leading research, society, the economy or the environment
Section: Approach

Have the applicants demonstrated that they have designed their approach so that it:

  • is effective and appropriate to achieve their objectives
  • is feasible, and comprehensively identifies any risks to delivery and how they will be managed
  • if applicable, uses a clear and transparent methodology
  • if applicable, summarises the previous work and describes how this will be built upon and progressed
  • will maximise translation of outputs into outcomes and impacts
  • describes how their, and if applicable their team’s, research environment (in terms of the place, its location and relevance to the project) will contribute to the success of the proposed work
Section: Applicant and team capability to deliver

Have the applicants provided evidence of how they, and if relevant their team, have:

  • the relevant experience (appropriate to career stage) to deliver the proposed work
  • the right balance of skills and expertise to cover the proposed work
  • the appropriate leadership and management skills to deliver the work and their approach to develop others
Section: Resources and cost justification

Have the applicants demonstrated how the resources they anticipate needing for their proposed work:

  • are comprehensive, appropriate, and justified
  • represent the optimal use of resources to achieve the intended outcomes
  • maximise potential outcomes and impacts
Section: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan

Have the applicants considered and demonstrated an understanding of any EDI challenges associated with their proposed work. Plans may include:

  • the key EDI challenges to the project, taking into account the international collaboration
  • evidence of ways in which EDI issues will be managed/addressed/tackled
  • a description of how EDI outcomes will be measured
  • the steps you will take to raise awareness of and mitigate against the impact of bias in your group and wider community in terms of gender, ethnicity or any other protected characteristics through processes, behaviours and culture
  • good practice to evolve the EDI plan or approach over the proposal’s lifetime and how this good practice will be captured and shared with the wider community

EDI plans will be shared with the reviewers or panel. The panel will be asked to comment on the appropriateness of the plan as part of the assessment process. While acknowledging that each EDI plan will vary depending on the project requirements, in cases where the EDI plan demonstrates insufficient consideration of EDI, applicants may be required to make amendments to their plan. The panel will have the discretion to make funding conditional on a sufficient revised.

EPSRC reserves the right to reject a proposal where the EDI plan has not been sufficiently considered.

Section: Ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Have the applicants identified and evaluated the relevant ethical and responsible research and innovation considerations, or both, and how they will be managed.

Contact details

Get help with your application

For help on costings and writing your application, contact your research office. Allow enough time for your organisation’s submission process.

Ask about this funding opportunity

Email: support@funding-service.ukri.org

We aim to respond to emails within 2 working days.

Phone: 01793 547490

Our phone lines are open:

  • Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Additional info

Background

Research is an international endeavour and many challenges that we face are global. As well as maintaining the strength of UK research, we want UK researchers to be able to work with the best collaborators around the world.

The objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • to enable high-profile, world-leading international collaborations focused on excellent research with impact
  • to contribute to EPSRC’s strategy by supporting high-quality research collaborations which align with our research area strategies and address priorities related to our strategic delivery plan
  • to further the UK’s strategic needs in international science and innovation partnerships

This is the third round of the EPSRC International centre to centre scheme. Our aim is to enable world-leading partnerships by providing an opportunity for leading UK research groups to work in partnership with the best international collaborators for their research.

For this funding opportunity:

  • we will consider proposals to collaborate with one or more international research organisation (including universities, public sector research organisations and publicly funded research institutes)
  • although the majority of the application should lie within EPSRC remit, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations with international partners are welcomed
  • partnerships can involve one or more overseas research organisations in one or more countries
  • we are open to proposals to either develop new international collaborators or to build on existing relationships
  • partners may be in a low- or middle-income country. However, we do not require compliance with Official Development Assistance (ODA) criteria for this funding opportunity
  • industry engagement is strongly encouraged where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to engage with their strategic partners and co-develop ideas early in the process

Supporting documents

Equality impact assessment (PDF, 172KB)

Funding opportunity outline stage guidance (PDF, 283KB)

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