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At the heart of IDRIC’s mission is to accelerate the decarbonisation of the UK’s industrial clusters through research and innovation. We believe that to develop the timely solutions needed to decarbonise we need to embed collaboration at our centre. Our flexible funding and secondment funds offer the opportunity to respond to emerging and/or urgent research needs from industry partners and stakeholders, whilst bringing people together to share knowledge and expertise. IDRIC are delighted to launch calls for these two funds, as well as an impact accelerator fund to capitalise on opportunities to have impact which have emerged through existing IDRIC projects. x
Funding for short projects in urgent or emerging research areas
Funding to accelerate the impact of existing IDRIC projects
Support skill development and knowledge exchange between industrial decarbonisation stakeholders
|Flexible Funding||Impact Accelerator||Secondment|
|Aim||Emerging research areas||Impact acceleration of existing IDRIC projects||Support skill development and knowledge exchange industrial decarbonisation stakeholders|
|Duration||1-9 months||1-9 months||1-9 months|
|Funding available per project||Up to £100,000||Up to £30,000||Up to £50,000|
|Costs covered||Project costs||Project costs||Secondee salary, travel and subsistence|
| Eligibility||Funding must be awarded to UKRI-eligible organisation||Funding must be awarded to UKRI-eligible organisation. Applicants must be a named researcher on a IDRIC Wave 1 or 2 research project||Funding can be awarded to any organisation at 80% fEC.|
| Call open||Yes||Yes||Yes|
| Call closes||See rolling call closing dates below||See rolling call closing dates below||See rolling call closing dates below|
|Round one||Closing date: CLOSED|
|Round two||Closing date: CLOSED|
|Round three||Closing date: CLOSED|
|Round four||Closing date: CLOSED|
It is the intention for the review and award process to take no longer than 4 weeks for the secondment fund and no longer than 6 weeks for the flexible funding and impact accelerator fund. Awards are expected to be given within these timelines
*If an applicant makes a strong case that they are responding to a time-sensitive opportunity and application process timelines do not fit with their needs, we will assess the proposal outside the normal timelines. Applicants should email email@example.com to discuss their proposal first if this is the case.
We are expected by UKRI to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is considered and supported at all stages, in alignment with their policies and principles at: www.ukri.org/about-us/policies-standards-anddata/good-research-resource-hub/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/.
We are committed to supporting the research community and want to ensure our opportunities are inclusive and flexible. With this in mind, we welcome applications from academics who job share, have a part-time contract, or need flexible working arrangements. Central to EPSRC funding decisions, we are committed to ensuring that fairness is fully reflected in all our funding processes and supports equality, diversity and inclusion.
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