Closing date: open call
Total fund: £1,500,000
Discipline-hopping grants are for researchers at UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies. You may have a background in information and communications technologies (ICT) and propose to use your research skills in a new discipline. Alternatively, you may have other expertise and wish to learn ICT research skills and apply them in your home discipline. We will fund salary, travel and subsistence, and training and guidance over a period of three to 24 months. We will award 80% of the full economic costs of the project, and your organisation must agree to find the balance.
Our grants are open to to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations, Public Sector Research Establishments and NHS bodies with research capacity. You can apply if you are resident in the UK and meet at least one of these criteria:
Holders of postdoctoral level fellowships are not eligible to apply for an EPSRC grant. Clinical applicants must be employed or be on a fixed-term contract longer than the proposed project at an NHS trust, hospital, board, primary care trust or general practice.
You can apply for a discipline-hopping in ICT grant at any time in any field of research relevant to the UKRI remit. You should have a proven track record of research in your home discipline and wish to develop skills and collaborations with other disciplines or users. You must show how you will use interdisciplinary research and collaborative development to benefit the ICT research community. Find out more about the ICT research areas covered by this funding opportunity. You could carry out a discipline hop to:
Your period of discipline-hopping could last between three and 24 months, and the pattern of work could vary. For example, you could work in another university department at your home institution for one day a week for 12 months; or, travel to a different research institution or company in the UK or go abroad for three months full time. Your pattern of work should be appropriate for the research being conducted and outlined in the proposal. You will be expected to immerse yourself in the discipline, for example by a move of location or department.
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.