Revised ESRC Funding Guide Now Available

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Funding Guide has been revised to include relevant links to current Funding Opportunities and assessment information. It has also been re-formatted to provide guidance in chronological order from beginning to end of the grants process.  Annexes have been removed and where appropriate the information is now included within the document. A revision to the OJEU threshold has also been included.

EPSRC Call for Participants for May Workshop on Software for the future

The EPSRC are currently seeking participants for a workshop which will  both map the activities in the UK that currently support software as an infrastructure and find out where the gaps and challenges lie to inform the allocation of funding to address grand challenges in software in July 2012.

The workshop, which is part of  EPSRC’s Software as an Infrastructure strategy will have two sessions:

  1. The purpose of the morning will be to set out the current activities, show where they link and identify any gaps. Attendees to the morning of the workshop are therefore by invite only and represent software activities funded by EPSRC.
  2. The afternoon will focus on looking forward to where EPSRC should be investing in the future and we would like to open this to those involved in all aspects of software development and engineering, both with and without EPSRC funding.

This will also be an opportunity for networking and the forming of future collaborations.

Places are limited so should you wish to attend please complete the application form which can be accessed here.

Scoping Workshop: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Challenges in Geological Storage for CCS

EPSRC invites expressions of interest from eligible individuals to attend a workshop in the research challenges around geological storage for carbon capture and storage. The workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC Hotel on 10 July 2012.

The workshop will be a one day event that will bring together the various academic, industrial and other stakeholder carbon capture and storage communities to scope a call in how engineering and physical sciences research can tackle challenges around geological storage and contribute to accelerating the deployment of CCS. The outputs from this workshop will form the basis of an open call for up to £5m to be funded by EPSRC, as part of the RCUK Energy Programme.

Documents to download

Scoping Workshop: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Challenges in Geological Storage for CCS (PDF 147KB)
Full call document including background, the research challenge, the workshop, who should attend and how to apply.

Equal opportunities form (PDF 251KB)
Optional monitoring form, please send completed form to