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Discipline Hopping Grants Scheme

This scheme was administered by the MRC

An annual competition with the application deadline around November each year.

Co-funders

  • MRC
  • EPSRC
  • STFC

Funding total

£1.7M

Number of projects funded

19

A list of awards made by this scheme can be found on the MRC website.

Purpose

Provides short-term support to pump-prime interdisciplinary research, with the aim of fostering longer-term collaborations between engineering and the physical and life sciences.

Key aims

  • To encourage researchers to develop imaginative ways of using techniques or expertise from the physical sciences to tackle biological or medical related problems, and vice versa
  • To provide contact time between engineers, physical scientists and life scientists by awarding them funds for replacement salaries to ‘buy out’ their own time
  • To promote future collaborations and larger-scale interdisciplinary research through the scheme

Contact

Elizabeth Hayes

tel: 01793 413366
fax: 01793 413234