This event is for Imperial College academics, fellows or PDRAs and will be held via Microsoft Teams

IMSE seeks to transform the way in which engineers, scientists, medical and business researchers use molecular scale science to develop engineering solutions to societal and industrial challenges. We are offering funding to enable the development of new cross-disciplinary collaborations and research directions, with a view to developing larger funding proposals in future.

This Sandpit event will be an opportunity to meet, discuss and collaborate with other Imperial College academics, fellows or PDRAs on proposals for cross-disciplinary research projects, around the theme of sustainability and circular economy.

We invite applications for awards of £15-20k for short (2-3 month) projects.

It is not compulsory that you come to this event to submit an application, however is it highly recommended. Please register by COB Tuesday 1st February 2022.

Sandpit Event Structure

  • 11.30-12.30 – Introductions and initial break-out discussions
  • 14.00-15.30 – Themed discussions and proposal brainstorming

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2022 round of seed funding please contact  The call is open to Imperial academics, fellows and PDRAs.  

To register for this event please email for a registration link.