The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, via the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its call on tackling global development challenges through engineering and digital technology research. This supports an internationally leading programme of research centred around engineering and digital technologies to tackle the challenges faced by the developing world. Proposals must fall under one or both of the following headings:
•engineering research – sustainable infrastructure development, engineering for disaster resilience or engineering for humanitarian aid;
•digital technology research – access to digital services, use of data for vital services or secure and trusted digital infrastructures.
Projects must be predominantly in EPSRC remit, although interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary proposals are welcomed.
Collaboration with academic partners, government agencies and non-governmental organisations based in one or more developing countries is strongly encouraged. Industrial collaborators are also welcome.
The total budget is £25 million, enough to fund approximately 20 projects for a duration of 36 months. Items of equipment worth up to £10,000 may be requested. Costs associated with research overseas such as consumables and fieldwork are eligible.
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2016
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