IGNITE Network+: Pre-announcement – Flexible Funding Sandpit to Diversify the number of PIs applying to UKRI/ EPSRC Energy theme (FA1)

IGNITE Network+ will be inviting Expressions of Interest to attend a sandpit event (in collaboration with C-DICE – Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure Cities and Energy).

The flexible funding call is to directly address the low number of PIs applying from under-represented backgrounds to EPSRC’s Energy programme.

The sandpit event is designed for participants to leverage their experience and expertise to design collaborative proof-of-concept research projects, intended to result in larger multi-partner EPSRC grant submissions under the EPSRC’s Energy and Decarbonisation Theme or other relevant UKRI funding schemes with an energy focus. The Principal Investigator must attend the sandpit on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 April 2024 to be eligible to apply for the funding call. There will be up to 30 places available, and all accommodation and meal costs will be covered by IGNITE Network+.

 The call for Expressions of Interest to attend the sandpit opens 8 January 2024.  More information can be found on the funding web page