The Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary Research (APEX) award scheme has been launched by the Royal Society, British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering with support from the Leverhulme Trust.
The scheme offers established independent researchers, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society.
In particular, this scheme aims to:
- support interdisciplinary research that is unlikely to be supported through conventional funding programmes.
- promote collaboration across disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the boundary between science and engineering and the social sciences and humanities.
- support researchers with an outstanding track record, in developing their research in a new direction through collaboration with partners from other disciplines.
- enable outstanding researchers to focus on advancing their innovative research through seed funding.
Awards of £100,000 for up to 24 months are available.
The deadline for applications is 13th January 2017.
For more information, please visit the Royal Society.