The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is seeking to build capacity within UK research centres for international engagement. This call announces up to £6m in grants of up to £500k each to increase the strength and productivity of current international links, or build links in regions where none previously existed. Universities with portfolios of EPSRC-funded research currently worth over £5m are invited to apply. Only one application per university will be permitted.
The focus of effort should be to enhance research programmes within an institution that address the objectives above and should utilize a number of existing mechanisms for support, such as workshops, research co-ordination, networking activities, short-term visits and programmes of staff, post doctoral and student exchanges. Other innovative models of international partnership building are encouraged.
Applicants to this call that wish to work with researchers in Taiwan may link to existing mechanisms supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan. If the UK application is successful, partners in Taiwan will be eligible to apply to the National Science Council for funding within specified scopes. For further information, please see the National Science Council's news item.