Please note: the Platform Grant Scheme closed to new outline applications on 26 May 2017. This information is provided for the use of individuals who are applying for and assessing full proposals related to outlines submitted before 26 May 2017.
Platform Grants are a flexible mechanism of providing underpinning funding to well established, world leading research groups.
Platform Grant funding provides a baseline of flexible support (a platform) that can be used for the retention of key staff, feasibility studies, longer-term research and International Networking. This flexibility should enable the group to take a strategic view of their research which will be enhanced by the submission of standard research applications during the lifetime of the Platform Grant.