Flexible Funding 2024 £10k awards

5. Application submission process

Proposals will need to be submitted via the UKCCSRC website with all relevant documentation attached:

  • Brief online form (i.e. name, institute, Co-Is, how the proposal addresses the scope of the call)
  • 1-page proposal / case for support
  • Dummy EPSRC JeS form with all sections filled in, only one JeS form will be accepted, all information must be collated into one JeS form for the lead PI’s institute (but no attachments)
  • Letters of Support
  • ECRs only: supervisor letter of support

The proposal must include:

  • The issues that the proposal addresses and links to relevant supporting policy material
  • Details of proposed research
  • Cost breakdowns (for proposals covering multiple organisations individual budgets will be required as part of the submission and costs by institution must be clearly identified in the dummy JeS and the Justification of Resources form)
  • Deliverables
  • Impact delivery means and activities

6. Co-funding, industrial support and collaboration

The Centre is keen to encourage researchers to attract co-investment and industrial support for their proposals. All applications will also be expected to show active engagement with industry or other research users, where relevant.

Researchers that envisage collaboration with other UKRI funded bodies should seek advice beforehand from the UKCCSRC Secretariat in order to identify any potential contractual difficulties prior to proposal submission.

7. Application assessment process

Proposals will be assessed by independent reviewers reporting to the UKCCSRC Board and funding will be decided solely by the Board based on their recommendations. The review process will include consideration of the following factors; the Board may interpret and apply them as it sees fit to suit the particular circumstances.

FactorWeightingNotes and relevant criteria
Does this proposal align well with the wider CCS landscape?Yes / NoOnly proposals considered to have made a good case that the research aligns to the wider CCS landscape and supports the Government’s net-zero objectives will be considered.
Quality of the research20%
  • High quality science
  • Research team
  • Credible planning and deliverables
Novelty of research20%
  • Appropriate collaboration
  • Novelty in the research
  • Longer term potential
Perceived value for money30%
  • Effective use of resources
  • Capacity building consequences
Impact delivery arrangements15%
  • Dissemination expected, such as papers, workshops and other direct user engagement (e.g. secondments) as appropriate.
Economic, social and environmental benefits15%
  • Engagement with public
  • Links with relevant stakeholders

The UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2024 Call closed at 1pm on 5th June.

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