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Flexible Funding – Supergen ORE Hub – Fourth Call for Proposals (Deadline 3rd November)

About this call

This is the fourth call for proposals from the Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Fund. We are seeking research proposals from universities or other institutions eligible to hold UKRI awards to facilitate a programme of co-ordinated UK led ORE research projects aligned with, and in partnership with the Hub.

Key Research Challenge Themes

Many industry roadmaps have been developed for ORE. These roadmaps are generally on a sectoral basis (for offshore wind and marine, with wave and tidal often considered together). To develop the area strategy for the Supergen ORE Hub and its associated programme of Core and Flexible Fund supported research, research themes and challenges are summarised in the Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape and accessible via the web tool.

Summary of Call Details:

Maximum Value per Proposal £100,000 at 80% FEC*
Funding level available 80% of FEC
Total resource available for this 3rd call Up to £700,000 at 80% FEC**
Expression of Interest call opens 1st August 2023
Closing date for Expressions of Interest 5pm (BST)
11th September 2023
Call for Full Proposals opens 29th September 2023
Call for Full Proposals closes 5pm (GMT) 3rd November 2023
Peer reviews of full proposals 3rd November 2023 to 1st December 2023
Meeting of Review Panel w/c 11th December 2023
Notification of successful and unsuccessful Proposals w/c 18th December 2023
Period for exchange of Flexible Fund grant conditions w/c 1st January 2024 to w/c 29th January 2024
Anticipated start date of successful proposals – post award c. early February 2024


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