The first stage of the process is a ‘sandpit’ event. In this three-day online event you will work with other researchers to develop ideas for proposals.
During the event, we’ll be looking for projects that:
- reduce the time that the public spends engaged with the traditional healthcare delivery system
- improve health outcomes
- enable better community-based or home-based healthcare delivery.
UKRI will provide up to £1.5 million to fund research projects arising from the sandpit event.
Who can apply
This sandpit will include inputs from a variety of sources, bringing together:
- social scientists
- physical scientists
- computer scientists
- healthcare professionals
- biological scientists
They will address the research challenges associated with developing novel digital technologies to monitor, diagnose and treat the population remotely.
Standard EPSRC eligibility rules apply. Research grants are open to:
- UK higher education institutions
- research council institutes
- UKRI-approved independent research organisations
- NHS bodies with research capacity
- public sector research establishments (PSREs).
Please note that businesses are not eligible to apply for funding through this scheme.
Please read the guidance on institutional eligibility.
You can apply if you are resident in the UK and meet at least one of the bullets below:
- are employed at the submitting research organisation at lecturer level or equivalent
- hold a fixed-term contract that extends beyond the duration of the proposed project, and the host research organisation is prepared to give you all the support normal for a permanent employee
- hold an EPSRC, Royal Society or Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship aimed at later career stages
- hold fellowships under other schemes (please contact EPSRC to check eligibility, which is considered on a case-by-case basis).
Holders of postdoctoral level fellowships are not eligible to apply for an EPSRC grant.
Submissions to this opportunity will count towards the EPSRC repeatedly unsuccessful applicants policy.