Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Pre-announcement: modelling UK supply chains as complex systems for resilience

Apply for funding for a Network Plus to model UK supply chains as complex systems to strengthen resilience. The Network must have a focus on cascading risks in food, critical minerals, and fashion and use data-led and conceptual modelling to inform policy and practice.

One 4-year interdisciplinary Network Plus will be funded by UKRI (£5 million available at 80% FEC).

The Network can be led by any discipline in collaboration with government, business and the third sector. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding, which will administer the Network.

Your Network should start on 1 April 2024 and run until 31 March 2028.

This is a pre-announcement and the information may change.

What we're looking for

Through this Network Plus you are expected to:

  • use data led and conceptual modelling approaches to generate insights into how to strengthen the resilience of supply chains in the UK
  • build new interdisciplinary capability
  • actively engage and coordinate a broad set of stakeholders to enable a coherent and connected landscape on resilient supply chains
  • inform policy, practice, and public understanding

The full economic cost of your Network can be up to £6.25 million. UKRI will fund 80% of the full economic cost (or £5 million).

This Network Plus will be delivered by ESRC, on behalf of UKRI.

Your Network should aim to start on 01 April 2024 and run until 31 March 2028 (4 years).

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