EPSRC – First grant scheme

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invites applications for its first grant scheme. This helps new academics apply for research funding at the start of their careers.

Academics who have had non-typical or part-time working patterns and whose return to academic life will be enhanced by grants are welcome to apply. Applicants must have been appointed to their first academic lecturing appointment, which involves lecturing and administration alongside research, in a UK university within the previous 36 months, or still be in the probation period of their new appointment. They must also have completed their PhD or an equivalent professional qualification within the last 10 years. Candidates must be applying to EPSRC for the first time as a principal investigator. Applications to the scheme can only be made once, whether successful or not. If the grant crosses disciplinary boundaries, the inclusion of a co-investigator is permitted.

Grants cover 80 per cent of full economic costs, up to a maximum of £125,000 over two years.
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