UK Research & Innovation invites proposals to be the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator. Up to £150k (at 80% FEC) is available for this initial grant to engage with the full spectrum of interdisciplinary research and stakeholder communities and design a proposal for an Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub, with up to £3.3m available at the second stage for the Coordinator to lead the integration Hub.

The initial £150k grant will be used by the Coordinator to build an interdisciplinary community to develop the proposal for the Hub, as well as engaging in relevant knowledge exchange and coordination activities. Funds can be requested for the Coordinator’s time, and to fund networking activities, workshops and general admin support during this period. UKRI welcomes and encourages applications led by and involving any discipline.

The successful Coordinator will then submit a subsequent proposal for the interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub, with up to £3.3m available for up to 3 years, 9 months from 1 January 2021.

This is the first of a two stage process. The available funding at this first stage is to fund a Coordinator to lead the scoping and development of a proposal for a Circular Economy Hub. At this first stage, applicants must:

  • Submit an Intent to Submit by 16.00 on 31 October 2019, and
  • Submit a full proposal by 16.00 on 19 November 2019 via Je-S.

Applicants are encouraged to contact UKRI to discuss their interest in applying to be the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator.

Full details including call documents and how to apply are available on the EPSRC website.

Key dates

  • Call opens: 16 September 2019
  • Webinar information sessions: 17 October 11.00 and 22 October 13.30
  • Deadline for Intent to Submit: 31 October 2019 at 16.00
  • Call closes: 19 November 2019 16.00