Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Call for EPSRC Building Global Engagements in Research Applications

EPSRC has recently announced the funding opportunity entitled 'Building Global Engagements in Research' (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/globalengagementsinresearch.aspx), where EPSRC is seeking to build capacity within UK research centres for international engagement. This call announces up to £6M in grants, of up to £500K each, to increase the strength and productivity of current international links, or build links in regions where none previously existed.

The focus of effort should be to enhance research programmes within an institution that address the objectives above and should utilize a number of existing mechanisms for support, such as workshops, research co-ordination, networking activities, short-term visits and programmes of staff, and post doctoral and student exchanges. Other innovative models of international partnership building are encouraged. Multidisciplinary applications will be considered, but the majority of the proposed research must fall within the EPSRC remit. Only ONE application per university will be permitted.

The College will now conduct an internal selection process to make the final decision on who goes forward to EPSRC, and applicants are invited to submit a short application for consideration by *4pm, Monday the 6 February 2012*.

After internal selection it should be noted that EPSRC's deadline for applications is 4pm, Thursday the 1 March 2012 and grants will have a start date of the 1 April 2012 and end by the 31 March 2013. No extensions will be given.

Applicants are requested to submit a one-page A4 application, as a single PDF document. Please label your PDF attachment with your name, and in the subject line of your email, please type 'Building Global Engagements Call'.

Applications should comply with the following:

1. Title of the project.

2. Brief description of the project's international partner(s), background, defined outcomes, clear objectives and how they will be achieved with milestones where appropriate, and the impact of the project.

3. Fit to the call's assessment criteria as clearly outlined in theirguidelines http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Calls/2012/BuildingGlobalEnga gementsInResearch.pdf. It is critically important given the short timescales of this internal selection process that expressions of interest are made against these assessment criteria.

4. Estimated budget and key items feasibility within timescale (funds to be spent by the 31 March 2013).

All expressions of interest must align with EPSRC's criteria and note that research is global and EPSRC need their portfolio of sponsored research and researchers to be able to collaborate and cooperate with appropriate internationally leading researchers from across the globe - both in basic research and in tackling globally important challenges and enabling 'best with best' collaboration.

Applications MUST be received by *4pm, Monday the 6 February 2012* for internal review and should be sent to lynn.forsyth@ed.ac.uk. All enquiries should be sent to the Dean International, Professor Robin Wallace mailto:A.R.Wallace@ed.ac.uk and Dean of Research, Professor Bob Fisher mailto:rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk. Decisions will be made by the Dean International and Dean of Research by Wednesday the 8 February 2012.

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