Managed external calls
When an external funder restricts the number of applications that may be submitted per institution, an internal process is coordinated and put in place by the Funding Strategy team in the Research Office. Each process is defined by the particular restrictions of the call and is communicated to Imperial staff via an email cascaded through relevant Faculties and added to the list of current managed calls. If you are aware of a call for proposals that contains a restricted submission process and you are not aware of the internal process for that call, please inform Angela Kingman.
Institutional letters of support may also be required for an external bid. Where the call requires this to be from the President, Provost, or Vice-Provost (Research), the Funding Strategy team in the Research Office will coordinate its provision.
Good news stories
The Research Office manages a number of restricted calls. Below are a few examples of recent successful bids that were managed by the Funding Strategy team.
Philip Leverhulme Prize
Professor Aron Walsh and Dr Peter Vincent were successfully awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prizes in Chemistry and Engineering respectively in October 2016. CCRPRG selected the three nominations per category permitted by the scheme.
Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize
Professor Nick Peters was successfully selected as runner up of The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize in May 2016, with the funder sufficiently impressed to award £250K over three years. A two-stage internal process was managed by the Funding Strategy team. Following Departmental nomination, CCRPRG selected the single application permitted for submission to the scheme.
Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award
Dr Benjamin Lehne and Dr Anna Barnard were successfully awarded the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award, worth £100K, in April 2016 following a two-stage internal process managed by the Funding Strategy team. Following Departmental nomination, CCRPRG selected the final three permitted by the scheme.
EPSRC Training and Skills Hubs in Quantum Systems Engineering
A single College bid was led by Professor Myungshik Kim. It was successfully awarded in January 2016.
EPSRC Commitment to Privacy and trust in Internet of Things Security (ComPaTrIoTS) Research Hub
This joint bid with UCL and Oxford was led by Imperial's Institute for Security Science and Technology. It was successfully awarded in December 2015.
EPSRC Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Healthcare
Through a process involving consultation with the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) and CCRPRG, Professor Mauricio Barahona was selected to lead the single College bid permitted by EPSRC. Professor Barahona's proposal was successfully awarded in November 2015.
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships
Amanda Foust was successfully awarded a 2015 RAEng Fellowship following a two-stage internal process managed by the Funding Strategy team. Following Departmental nomination and interviews, CCRPRG selected the final three permitted by the scheme based on initial applications and interview comments.
Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society
The Centre will be led by Dr Apostolos Voulgarakisfrom Imperial’s Department of Physics, with collaborators at Kings College London, the University of Reading and Royal Holloway University of London, it will be the first in the world to address wildfire challenges from a global perspective. The Centre will bring together physical and social scientists to help understand the factors that influence fire and provide guidelines on successful fire management for future generations.