PRIMaRE Funding Opportunities

In July 2017, PRIMaRE received a network grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to enhance its work through events, workshops and a summer school for those seeking to expand their knowledge in the MRE sector. As part of the network grant, funding is available under four categories:

  • PRIMaRE Short Research Visits (SRVs)
  • PRIMaRE ECR-Travel Grant (ECR-TG)
  • Overseas Collaborators to Visit PRIMaRE Partners (OCVP)
  • PRIMaRE Partners to Visit Overseas Collaborators (PVOC)

Applications should follow the respective call for proposals and/or application forms which can be downloaded from the links below. Once completed this should be submitted to [email protected].

Questions or enquiries about this Call for Proposals should only be made by email to [email protected].


PRIMaRE Short Research Visits (SRVs)

Up to £10k in total is available, per year, to sponsor travel and subsistence costs for researchers from PRIMaRE partner institutions (PRIMaRE Partners and Associate Partners) to visit other PRIMaRE institutions. Particularly SRVs are aimed at projects that cross discipline boundaries.

The SRVs objectives are:

  1. to facilitate access to infrastructure to UK researchers and industry by removing financial and access barriers;
  2. to develop new research ideas and foster collaboration;
  3. to maximize the impact of EPSRC´s investments by increasing the knowledge transfer and facilitating access to facilities within the UK;
  4. to encourage the development of new collaborations with industry.

PRIMaRE is pleased to invite proposals for Short Research Visits (SRVs). Please refer to the Call For Applications document below which gives the context of the call and sets out the information the applicant should provide in their proposal.

Next submission deadline is on 28 September 2018.

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PRIMaRE ECR-Travel Grant (ECR-TG)

Up to £3k in total is available, per year, to sponsor travel and subsistence costs for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from PRIMaRE partner institutions (PRIMaRE Partners and Associate Partners) to attend the PRIMaRE and other MRE conferences and/or workshops. The ECR-TG objective is to contribute to reduce the barrier for early career researchers to access national conferences and workshops.

PRIMaRE is pleased to invite proposals for Early Career Researcher Travel Grants (ECR-TG). Please refer to the Call For Applications document below which gives the context of the call and sets out the information the applicant should provide in their proposal.

Next submission deadline is on 28 September 2018.

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Overseas Collaborators to Visit PRIMaRE Partners (OCVP)

In order for PRIMaRE to become a recognised world-class research cluster in MRE, positioned at the forefront of research and development in the sector, it is key to establish strong relationships with other strategic international outreach centres or clusters in MRE. For this reason, grants are available that support a delegation from overseas research centres to attend the PRIMaRE conference and for a maximum of two weeks, during which the visitors will have the chance to visit the PRIMaRE partners.

PRIMaRE Partners are welcomed to invite overseas collaborators to apply for this funding. Applications will be evaluated by the PRIMaRE Steering Committee annually, who will allocate funds according to the value provided by the visit in building or strengthening collaborations with overseas research groups.

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PRIMaRE Partners to Visit Overseas Collaborators (PVOC)

Grants are also available for PRIMaRE Partners to visit overseas research centres.

PRIMaRE Partners are welcomed to apply for funding to visit Overseas Collaborators. Applications will be evaluated by the PRIMaRE Steering Committee, who will allocate funds according to the value provided by the visit in building or strengthening collaborations with overseas research groups.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This project has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant agreement EP/P026109/1