Funding for a wide range of research activities in the fields of engineering and physical sciences.
- Funding body: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- Maximum value: Discretionary
- Application deadline: None specified
All higher education institutions (HEIs) and some research council institutes and independent research organisations (IROs) are eligible to apply. A comprehensive list of currently eligible organisations is provided through the EPSRC funding guide. In addition, Principal Investigators must be academic employees (lecturer or equivalent) of an eligible organisation, with a contract that will outlast the funding period, and must be resident in the UK.
The EPSRC remit includes:
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Research infrastructure
- Digital economy
- Healthcare Technologies
- Manufacturing the Future
- Global Uncertainties
- Living with Environmental Change
EPSRC actively encourages the involvement of collaborators from industry, commerce or other organisations on Research Base Funding research proposals. However, funding from a third-party is not mandatory.
Terms and Conditions
Proposals are initially peer reviewed by at least four reviewers, at least one of whom is nominated by the PI. Proposals which receive support are then reviewed by funding prioritisation panels. Applicants have an opportunity to respond to the reviewers comments and this response is taken into consideration by the panel.
International excellence and national importance, as defined by independent peer review, are the main criteria against which proposals are assessed during peer review.
A Final Expenditure Statement (FES) must be completed and returned electronically via the Je-S system within three months of the end date of the grant.
Applications can be made at any time through the Je-S System, document type Standard Research. Applications must include a detailed explanation (case for support) of the research proposal, a CV, supporting references, and full details of expenses.
Help with using Je-S is available through the Je-S Helpdesk, email: Je-SHelp@rcuk.ac.uk.
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Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
North Star Avenue
Tel: 01793 444000