Supergen Leaders - Bioenergy
This is the first of a two stage process designed to launch the next phase of the Supergen Programme. This stage features a competition to identify the appropriate 'Research Leader' for a future Supergen hub, in Bioenergy. The successful candidate will be provided with six months' worth of funding and support from EPSRC (when required) to consult with the wider research community, build a multidisciplinary consortium and plan a programme of research. Only the successful candidate will be invited to prepare a full application for the Supergen hub and will need to submit this application soon after the end of the first stage six month grant.
Up to £150K is available for this initial stage of the process, which will cover the six months that the successful applicant will build their consortia. This can be used to buy-out teaching (if required), fund networking activities, workshops and general admin support during this period. University employed industrial, non-academic (such as business development mangers) or other seconded staff are also welcome to apply.
All proposals for this initial stage must be received by 16:00 on Thursday 20 April 2017 through the Research Councils' Joint electronic System (Je-S). These proposals will be assessed at an expert review panel, to be held on 24 and 25 May 2016, and the applicant will be asked to join the panel members to discuss their proposal.
It is recommended that applicants read the following before applying: