You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) . We are always open for applications for network grants.
When adding a new proposal you should select:
- council: EPSRC
- document type: standard research
- scheme: network
- on the project details page you should select ‘none’.
Your application should include the following attachments:
- previous track record: two pages
- case for support: six pages
- justification of resources: two pages
- diagrammatic work plan: one page.
Your case for support should include:
- scientific or technological basis for the activity, including in the context of current and previous international research in the field
- details of initial membership and contributions
- scientific, technological and management benefits and any additional benefits over the work of existing researchers or networks. Targets and performance indicators should be given that allow the project to be evaluated at its end in the longer term (five years from start)
- details or activities
- plans to disseminate the network’s outputs
- potential for collaboration within the network and how this might lead to support for new research in emerging fields
- plans for self-sufficiency beyond the end of the project if appropriate.
You should attach your documents as PDFs to avoid errors. They should be completed in single-spaced 11 font Arial or similar sans serif typeface.
We recommend you start your application in good time. You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later. When you submit the application, it will first go to your host organisation for review. You should hear the result of your application within 26 weeks of submission by your host organisation.
See the Je-S handbook for full advice on completing applications.
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UKRI is implementing a standard method for inputting overseas costs on Je-S from 1 July 2021. This will enhance UKRI’s ability to report on overseas funding to:
- the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD)
- other government departments.
It includes any costs incurred by organisations outside the UK, including:
- staff salaries
- travel and subsistence
The ‘Other-DI Costs’ document is to contain the following data in the description box in this exact format: ‘Organisation; Country; Cost Category; Cost Description’.
For example: ‘University of Nairobi; Kenya; Other Directly Incurred Costs; Subcontracting of the production of samples’.