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Published on Thu, 20/07/2017 - 12:09

On Tuesday 25 July 2017 a New Investigator Award scheme replaced the First Grant initiative. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is introducing the new scheme following a recent review of First Grants. The New Investigator Award scheme will

  • Remove the financial value and the duration caps
  • Encourage a greater degree of university support to aid career development
  • Remove time based eligibility criteria, ensuring support for researchers who are new to leading research applications
  • Encourage panels to recommend invited resubmission and give feedback to support this more often than they would for standard grant applications

Further details are available on their website


EPSRC workshop for Early Career Researchers in October 2017

EPSRC are organising two workshops to communicate recent and upcoming policy changes such as the New Investigator Awards. The aims of the workshops are to

  • To develop early career researchers understanding of EPSRC, including strategic priorities and funding mechanisms
  • To develop relationships with Early Career researchers who will become future advocates for EPSRC

The workshops will take place in Bristol on 5th October and Manchester on 17th October and those wishing to attend should complete the Expression of Interest (EoI) form by Friday 18th August.