UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invites outline proposals for the research nodes as part of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems programme. Up to £20.5 million (at 80% fEC) funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF), is available to support seven research nodes (approximately £3 million UKRI contribution each) for 42 months, starting from 1 October 2020 (fixed start date). UKRI expects to fund seven research nodes, each focusing on one of the following research topics: trust, responsibility, resilience, security, functionality, verifiability and governance & regulation. Please note that the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems programme is being delivered in two discrete, interconnected parts, the coordination Hub and seven research nodes. Information on the Hub call can be found here.

The nodes will be separate entities connected to the Hub and they will be expected to collaborate broadly with other nodes, the Hub and the wider autonomous systems community.

Please note that this is a cross-UKRI programme, and it is expected that applications will be multidisciplinary, led by and involving any discipline from across the UKRI portfolio.

For more information please see: EPSRC: Trustworthy Autonomous Systems - Research Nodes Call.