EPSRC UK-Japan collaboration in advanced materials (Grant)

This funding opportunity aims to enable international research collaborations between the UK and Japan in the field of advanced materials. Proposals should exhibit the potential to tackle large scale global research challenges and showcase their potential to support delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Summary

This funding opportunity aims to enable international research collaborations between the UK and Japan in the field of advanced materials.

This programme is funded by the UK government’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF). ISPF is managed by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), and delivered by a consortium of the UK’s leading research and innovation bodies, including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

We will fund up to 15 projects, to start 1 January 2025. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will fund 80% of the FEC. Projects can be up to 36 months.

Eligibility

For support under this funding opportunity, applicants and organisations must be eligible to apply for funding from their respective country’s funding agency.

Applications will have a project lead (previously principal investigator) based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding and a project lead based at a Japanese research organisation eligible for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) funding.

The expectation is that the UK project lead and associated costs for UK research would be funded by EPSRC. The Japan-based project lead and associated costs for Japan-based research would be funded by JSPS.

Before applying for funding, check the Eligibility of your organisation.

EPSRC standard eligibility rules apply. For full details, visit EPSRC’s eligibility page.

UKRI has introduced new role types for funding opportunities being run on the new UKRI Funding Service.

For full details, visit Eligibility as an individual.

International applicants

The UKRI-RCN Money Follows Cooperation Agreement does not apply to this funding opportunity. As such grants submitted to this funding opportunity cannot include a Norway-based international co-project lead.

Resubmissions

We will not accept uninvited resubmissions of projects that have been submitted to UKRI or any other funder.

Find out more about EPSRC’s resubmissions policy.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all funding applicants. We encourage applications from a diverse range of researchers.

We support people to work in a way that suits their personal circumstances. This includes:

  • career breaks

  • support for people with caring responsibilities

  • flexible working

  • alternative working patterns

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at UKRI.

Objectives

This funding opportunity is supported through the International Science and Partnerships Fund (ISPF). The ISPF is designed to enable potential and foster prosperity.

It will support UK researchers and innovators to work with international partners on the major themes of our time, and to help them create new knowledge and technology for the world. It is managed by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Aim

Through this opportunity, EPSRC aims to enable international research collaborations between the UK and Japan in the field of advanced materials. Projects funded should exhibit the potential to tackle large scale global research challenges, through the sharing of our expertise and showcase their potential to support delivery of UN sustainability goals.

Scope

This joint activity in collaboration with our Japanese counterparts (JSPS), is an opportunity to both establish new, and build on existing relationships made through other joint initiatives between Japan and the UK in the area of advanced materials.

Under this funding opportunity we invite:

  • collaborative research proposals in the area of advanced materials. Provided they are focused principally on the physical science or engineering of materials to deliver beneficial and enhanced properties. Note, their incorporation into devices or use in applications can be addressed but should not form the bulk of the work proposed

  • research proposals framed by their ability to deliver enhanced materials that offer the potential to address at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For example, applications could address the need for novel materials that enable sustainable production of clean water, that expand our ability to deliver clean and affordable energy, or provide resilient and sustainable materials which enhance our infrastructure, health or wellbeing

Please note, the above are examples only, and do not represent an indication of priority research areas, any materials research addressing one of the UN sustainability goals detailed below will be equally valid.

The core focus of this activity is to support materials research that delivers against one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals detailed here:

  • clean water and sanitation: improving access for billions of people who lack these basic facilities

  • affordable and clean energy: access to renewable, safe and widely available energy sources for all

  • responsible consumption and production: reversing current consumption trends and promoting a more sustainable future

  • industry, innovation and infrastructure: generating employment and income through innovation

  • sustainable cities and communities: making cities safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable

Areas of collaboration are expected to be predominantly within the remit of EPSRC’s physical sciences and engineering themes. Therefore, proposals must principally focus on the physical science and engineering of materials rather than their incorporation into devices or use in other applications.

For this funding opportunity:

  • we will consider proposals to collaborate with one or more Japan based international partner organisation

  • applicants should be mindful of the need to ensure future materials are sustainable in themselves and where appropriate should consider this as part of their research

  • areas of collaboration are expected to be predominantly within the remit of EPSRC. However, where appropriate, considerations such as life cycle analysis and social acceptability can be included

  • we are open to proposals to either develop new international collaborations or that build on existing relationships

What we will not fund

Under this opportunity the following will be deemed out of scope:

  • development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for application in the development of materials

  • research primarily focused on the creation of devices or the incorporation of novel materials into existing applications

  • proposals that do not clearly show potential to address one of the identified UN Sustainable Development Goals

For more information on the background of this funding opportunity, go to the Additional information section.

Funding available

This funding opportunity is joint between EPSRC and JSPS, with EPSRC funding the UK-based component of the research project, and JSPS funding the Japan-based component.

Up to £5 million is available from EPSRC for this funding opportunity. We aim to fund 15 research consortia through this activity supporting projects of up to 36 months in duration. Proposals should detail a collaborative programme of research activity, within the defined scope.

The full economic cost (FEC) of the UK project work can be up to £375,000. EPSRC will fund 80% of the FEC (up to £300,000). We intend to support the UK component of a project, with JSPS providing funds to the Japan-based component up to a limit of JPY 10,000,000 per year (up to three years).

Differences to a standard application

Due to its focus on developing international collaborations there are some differences between applications expected and that submitted to EPSRC standard mode, these are as follows:

  • this is a jointly funded opportunity between EPSRC and JSPS. Therefore, applications must include a collaboration between UK-based and Japan-based researchers

  • the UK partner must submit a full proposal to EPSRC detailing all work proposed across the collaboration, including the planned division of work between partners

  • the proposal must include only UK-based costs

  • UK applicants must also submit the Financial form for Japanese side (DOCX, 31KB) (as a separate attachment), detailing all Japanese costs associated with the programme

  • Japan-based project leads are required to register their basic information via JSPS online application system

  • projects must not exceed 36 months in duration, with a fixed start date of 1 January 2025

  • you should request only the travel and subsistence costs for the UK part of the project. Your Japanese partner should request any funds they need from JSPS

Registration for the Japan-based project leads via JSPS online application system will be open from 30 May 2024 and closes on 31 July 2024 at 4:00pm UK time. Please refer to the Japanese Application Guidelines for details.

Trusted Research and Innovation (TR&I)

UKRI is committed in ensuring that effective international collaboration in research and innovation takes place with integrity and within strong ethical frameworks. Trusted Research and Innovation (TR&I) is a UKRI work programme designed to help protect all those working in our thriving and collaborative international sector by enabling partnerships to be as open as possible, and as secure as necessary. Our TR&I Principles set out UKRI’s expectations of organisations funded by UKRI in relation to due diligence for international collaboration.

As such, applicants for UKRI funding may be asked to demonstrate how their proposed projects will comply with our approach and expectation towards TR&I, identifying potential risks and the relevant controls you will put in place to help proportionately reduce these risks.

See further guidance and information about TR&I, including where applicants can find additional support.

Dates

Assessment process

We will assess your application using the following process.

Internal sift

EPSRC will perform an initial assessment of proposals based purely on their fit to the scope of the opportunity and applicant eligibility for funding. Applications deemed outside of the scope or including ineligible applicants will not be sent out to review.

Peer review

We will invite peers to review your application independently, against the specified criteria for this funding opportunity.

You will not be able to nominate reviewers for applications on the new UKRI Funding Service. Research councils will continue to select expert reviewers.

We are monitoring the requirement for applicant-nominated reviewers as we review policies and processes as part of the continued development of the new Funding Service.

Shortlisting

We will review the comments and scores for each application. Shortlisted applications will go to a panel who will make a funding recommendation.

If your application is shortlisted, you will have 10 days to respond to reviewers’ comments.

Panel

Following peer review, we will invite peers to use the evidence provided by reviewers and your applicant response to assess the quality of your application and rank it alongside other applications.

EPSRC will make the final funding decision.

In the event of this call being substantially oversubscribed as to be unmanageable, EPSRC reserve the right to modify the assessment process.

Timescale

We aim to complete the assessment process within five months of receiving your application.

Feedback

We will not be able to provide feedback along with the outcome of your application.

Principles of assessment

We support the San Francisco declaration on research assessment and recognise the relationship between research assessment and research integrity.

Find out about the UKRI principles of assessment and decision making.

Sharing data with co-funders

We will need to share the application (including any personal information that it contains) with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) so that they can participate in the assessment process.

For more information on how JSPS uses personal information, visit JSPS privacy notice.

Assessment criteria

The criteria we will assess your application against are:

  • fit to funding opportunity

  • vision and approach

  • applicant and team capability to deliver

  • resources and cost justification

  • ethics and RRI

Find details of assessment questions and criteria under the ‘Application questions’ heading in the ‘How to apply’ section.

How to apply

Click here to start application on the UKRI Funding Service: 

Are you leading the project? - UKRI Funding Service

We are running this funding opportunity on the new UKRI Funding Service so please ensure that your organisation is registered. You cannot apply on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system.The project lead is responsible for completing the application process on the Funding Service, but we expect all team members and project partners to contribute to the application.Only the lead research organisation can submit an application to UKRI.

To apply

Select ‘Start application’ near the beginning of this Funding finder page.

  1. Confirm you are the project lead.

  2. Sign in or create a Funding Service account. To create an account, select your organisation, verify your email address, and set a password. If your organisation is not listed, email support@funding-service.ukri.orgPlease allow at least 10 working days for your organisation to be added to the Funding Service. We strongly suggest that if you are asking UKRI to add your organisation to the Funding Service to enable you to apply to this funding opportunity, you also create an organisation Administration Account. This will be needed to allow the acceptance and management of any grant that might be offered to you.

  3. Answer questions directly in the text boxes. You can save your answers and come back to complete them or work offline and return to copy and paste your answers. If we need you to upload a document, follow the upload instructions in the Funding Service. All questions and assessment criteria are listed in the How to apply section on this Funding finder page.

  4. Allow enough time to check your application in ‘read-only’ view before sending to your research office.

  5. Send the completed application to your research office for checking. They will return it to you if it needs editing.

  6. Your research office will submit the completed and checked application to UKRI.

Where indicated, you can also demonstrate elements of your responses in visual form if relevant. You should:

  • use images sparingly and only to convey important information that cannot easily be put into words

  • insert each new image onto a new line

  • provide a descriptive legend for each image immediately underneath it (this counts towards your word limit)

  • ensure files are smaller than 8MB and in JPEG, JPG, JPE, JFI, JIF, JFIF, PNG, GIF, BMP or WEBP format

Watch our research office webinars about the new Funding Service.For more guidance on the Funding Service, see:

Additional attachments

Applicants must submit the Financial form for Japanese side (as a separate attachment), detailing all Japanese costs associated with the programme.

References

Applications should be self-contained, and hyperlinks should only be used to provide links directly to reference information. To ensure the information’s integrity is maintained, where possible, persistent identifiers such as digital object identifiers should be used. Assessors are not required to access links to carry out assessment or recommend a funding decision. Applicants should use their discretion when including references and prioritise those most pertinent to the application.References should be included in the appropriate question section of the application and be easily identifiable by the assessors, for example (Smith, Research Paper, 2019).You must not include links to web resources to extend your application.

Deadline

EPSRC must receive your application by 4:00pm UK time on 31 July 2024.You will not be able to apply after this time.Make sure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines.Following the submission of your application to the funding opportunity, your application cannot be changed, and applications will not be returned for amendment. If your application does not follow the guidance, it may be rejected. If an application is withdrawn prior to peer review or office rejected due to substantive errors in the application, it cannot be resubmitted to the opportunity.

Personal data

Processing personal data

EPSRC, as part of UKRI, will need to collect some personal information to manage your Funding Service account and the registration of your funding applications.We will handle personal data in line with UK data protection legislation and manage it securely. For more information, including how to exercise your rights, read our privacy notice.EPSRC, as part of UKRI, will need to share the application and any personal information that it contains with JSPS so that they can participate in the assessment process. For more information on how JSPS uses personal information, visit JSPS privacy notice.

Publication of outcomes

EPSRC, as part of UKRI, will publish the outcomes of this funding opportunity at EPSRC Funding Application Outcomes.If your application is successful, we will publish some personal information on the UKRI Gateway to Research.

Summary

Word limit: 550In plain English, provide a summary we can use to identify the most suitable experts to assess your application.We usually make this summary publicly available on external-facing websites, therefore do not include any confidential or sensitive information. Make it suitable for a variety of readers, for example:

  • opinion-formers

  • policymakers

  • the public

  • the wider research community

Guidance for writing a summary

Clearly describe your proposed work in terms of:

  • context

  • the challenge the project addresses

  • aims and objectives

  • potential applications and benefits

Core team

List the key members of your team and assign them roles from the following:

  • project lead (PL)

  • project co-lead (UK) (PcL)

  • specialist

  • grant manager

  • professional enabling staff

  • research and innovation associate

  • technician

  • visiting researcher

  • researcher co-lead (RcL)

Only list one individual as project lead.Find out more about UKRI’s core team roles in funding applications.

Application questions

Vision and Approach

Create a document that includes your responses to all criteria. The document should not be more than six sides of A4, single spaced in paper in 11-point Arial (or equivalent sans serif font) with margins of at least 2cm. You may include images, graphs, tables. References may be included but should not exceed 0.5 pages of your document. You can have an additional page for a diagrammatic work plan.For the file name, use the unique Funding Service number the system gives you when you create an application, followed by the words ‘Vision and Approach’.Save this document as a single PDF file, no bigger than 8MB. Unless specifically requested, do not include any sensitive data within the attachment.If the attachment does not meet these requirements, the application will be rejected.The Funding Service will provide document upload details when you apply.What are you hoping to achieve with and how will you deliver your proposed work?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

For the Vision, explain how your proposed work:

  • is of excellent quality and importance within or beyond the field or area

  • has the potential to advance current understanding, generates new knowledge, thinking or discovery within or beyond the field or area

  • is timely given current trends, context and needs

  • impacts world-leading research, society, the economy or the environment

For the Approach, explain how you have designed your work so that it:

  • is effective and appropriate to achieve your objectives

  • is feasible, and comprehensively identifies any risks to delivery and how they will be managed

  • if applicable, uses a clear and transparent methodology

  • if applicable, summarises the previous work and describes how this will be built upon and progressed

  • will maximise translation of outputs into outcomes and impacts

  • provide a project plan including milestones and timelines in the form of a Gantt chart or similar (additional one-page A4)

Applicant and team capability to deliver

Word limit: 1,650Why are you the right individual or team to successfully deliver the proposed work?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Evidence of how you, and your team, have:

  • the relevant experience (appropriate to career stage) to deliver the proposed work

  • the right balance of skills and expertise to cover the proposed work

  • the appropriate leadership and management skills to deliver the work and your approach to develop others

  • contributed to developing a positive research environment and wider community

You may demonstrate elements of your responses in visual form if relevant. Further details are provided in the Funding Service.The word count for this section is 1,650 words; 1,150 words to be used for R4RI modules (including references) and, if necessary, a further 500 words for Additions.Use the Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI) format to showcase the range of relevant skills you and your team (project and project co-leads, researchers, technicians, specialists, partners and so on) have and how this will help deliver the proposed work. You can include individuals’ specific achievements but only choose past contributions that best evidence their ability to deliver this work.Complete this section using the R4RI module headings listed. Use each heading once and include a response for the whole team (including Japan based team members), see the UKRI guidance on R4RI. You should consider how to balance your answer, and emphasise where appropriate the key skills each team member brings:

  • contributions to the generation of new ideas, tools, methodologies, or knowledge

  • the development of others and maintenance of effective working relationships

  • contributions to the wider research and innovation community

  • contributions to broader research or innovation users and audiences and towards wider societal benefit

Additions

Provide any further details relevant to your application. This section is optional and can be up to 500 words. You should not use it to describe additional skills, experiences, or outputs, but you can use it to describe any factors that provide context for the rest of your R4RI (for example, details of career breaks if you wish to disclose them). Complete this as a narrative. Do not format it like a CV.References may be included within this section.UKRI has introduced new role types for funding opportunities being run on the new Funding Service. For full details, see Eligibility as an individual.

Project partners

Add details about any project partners’ contributions. If there are no project partners, you can indicate this on the Funding Service.A project partner is a collaborating organisation who will have an integral role in the proposed research. This may include direct (cash) or indirect (in-kind) contributions such as expertise, staff time or use of facilities.Add the following project partner details:

  • the organisation name and address (searchable via a drop-down list or enter the organisation’s details manually, as applicable)

  • the project partner contact name and email address

  • the type of contribution (direct or in-direct) and its monetary value

If a detail is entered incorrectly and you have saved the entry, remove the specific project partner record and re-add it with the correct information.For audit purposes, UKRI requires formal collaboration agreements to be put in place if an award is made.

Project partners: letters (or emails) of support

Upload a single PDF containing the letters or emails of support from each partner you named in the Project partners section. These should be uploaded in English or Welsh only.Please note a letter of support is expected from all relevant Japan-based partners.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Enter the words ‘attachment supplied’ in the text box. Each letter or email you provide should:

  • confirm the partner’s commitment to the project

  • clearly explain the value, relevance, and possible benefits of the work to them

  • describe any additional value that they bring to the project

The Funding Service will provide document upload details when you apply. If you do not have any project partners, you will be able to indicate this in the Funding Service.Ensure you have prior agreement from project partners so that, if you are offered funding, they will support your project as indicated in the contributions template.For audit purposes, UKRI requires formal collaboration agreements to be put in place if an award is made.Do not provide letters of support from UK based host and project co-leads’ research organisations.

Facilities

Word limit: 250Does your proposed research require the support and use of a facility?

What the assessors are looking for in your response

If you will need to use a facility, follow your proposed facility’s normal access request procedures. Ensure you have prior agreement so that if you are offered funding, they will support the use of their facility on your project.For each requested facility you will need to provide the:

  • name of facility, copied and pasted from the facility information list (DOCX, 35KB)

  • proposed usage or costs, or costs per unit where indicated on the facility information list

  • confirmation you have their agreement where required

Facilities should only be named if they are on the facility information list above. If you will not need to use a facility, you will be able to indicate this in the Funding Service.

Resources and cost justification

Word limit: 1,000What will you need to deliver your proposed work and how much will it cost?Please note: that resources detailed in this section should only be those forming part of the UK-based activity. All costs associated with Japan-based activity should be included in the separate Financial form for Japanese side.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Justify the application’s more costly resources, in particular:

  • project staff

  • significant travel for field work or collaboration (but not regular travel between collaborating organisations or to conferences)

  • any equipment that will cost more than £10,000

  • any consumables beyond typical requirements, or that are required in exceptional quantities

  • all facilities and infrastructure costs

  • all resources that have been costed as ‘Exceptions’

Assessors are not looking for detailed costs or a line-by-line breakdown of all project resources. Overall, they want you to demonstrate how the resources you anticipate needing for your proposed work:

  • are comprehensive, appropriate, and justified

  • represent the optimal use of resources to achieve the intended outcomes

  • maximise potential outcomes and impacts

Ethics and responsible research and innovation (RRI)

Word limit: 500What are the ethical or RRI implications and issues relating to the proposed work? If you do not think that the proposed work raises any ethical or RRI issues, explain why.

What the assessors are looking for in your response

Demonstrate that you have identified and evaluated:

  • the relevant ethical or responsible research and innovation considerations

  • how you will manage these considerations

You may demonstrate elements of your responses in visual form if relevant. Further details are provided in the Funding Service.If you are collecting or using data, identify:

  • any legal and ethical considerations of collecting, releasing or storing the data including consent, confidentiality, anonymisation, security and other ethical considerations and, in particular, strategies to not preclude further reuse of data

  • formal information standards with which your study will comply

  • any necessary requirements relating to sharing information between international partners

Fit to funding opportunity

Word limit: 750How does the proposed programme align to and deliver against the aims and objectives of the funding opportunity?

What the assessors are looking for in your response
  • explanation how the research focus aligns to the defined scope of the opportunity

  • appropriateness, timeliness and added value of the proposed international partnership

  • transformative aspects, the potential direct or indirect benefits of the research and who the beneficiaries might be

  • unique features of the joint research team

  • how it meets national and international needs by establishing or maintaining a unique world leading activity

Japan-based team

List the key members of your team based in Japan and assign them roles.

Financial form for Japanese side

What will you need to deliver Japan-based aspects of your proposed work and how much will it cost?In this section, the applicant should describe:

  • the rationality, justification, and grounds for the total amounts of research costs based on the scale and the organisation of the research and other matters

The Japan-based project lead should fill out the Financial form for Japanese side (DOCX, 31KB) and submit this to UKRI through the UK project lead.Provide your response as a PDF document, see detailed guidance in the file upload guidance. In the text box simply enter ‘attachment provided’.

Supporting information

Background

This programme is funded by the UK government’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF). ISPF is managed by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), and delivered by a consortium of the UK’s leading research and innovation bodies, including UKRI. The £337 million fund supports collaboration between UK researchers and innovators and their peers around the world on the major themes of our time: planet, health, tech, and talent.International research collaboration and cooperation is a route to maintain the high quality of research outputs, tackle large scale global research challenges and share expertise. Over recent years, targeted investments by EPSRC have helped facilitate growing collaborations between Japan and UK based researchers, with collaboration within the area of advanced materials being particularly strong.EPSRC has secured funds through the International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) to enhance collaborative working between the UK and Japan.This activity is an opportunity to both establish new and build on previous investments made through other joint initiatives between Japan and the UK in the area of advanced materials.

Additional disability and accessibility adjustments

UKRI can offer disability and accessibility support for UKRI applicants and grant holders during the application and assessment process if required.

Research disruption due to COVID-19

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major interruptions and disruptions across our communities. We are committed to ensuring that individual applicants and their wider team, including partners and networks, are not penalised for any disruption to their career, such as:

  • breaks and delays

  • disruptive working patterns and conditions

  • the loss of ongoing work

  • role changes that may have been caused by the pandemic

Reviewers and panel members will be advised to consider the unequal impacts that COVID-19 related disruption might have had on the capability to deliver and career development of those individuals included in the application. They will be asked to consider the capability of the applicant and their wider team to deliver the research they are proposing.Where disruptions have occurred, you can highlight this within your application if you wish, but there is no requirement to detail the specific circumstances that caused the disruption.

Supporting documents

Financial form for Japanese side template (DOCX, 31KB)

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Get help with your application

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Contact details

For help and advice on costings and writing your proposal please contact your research office in the first instance, allowing sufficient time for your organisation’s submission process.For questions related to this specific funding opportunity please contact international@epsrc.ukri.org quoting ‘EPSRC-JSPS Advanced Materials’ in the subject line.Any queries regarding the system or the submission of applications through the Funding Service should be directed to the helpdesk.Email: support@funding-service.ukri.orgPhone: 01793 547490Our phone lines are open:

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  • individual is unavailable until a certain date (for example due to parental leave)

  • declaration of interest

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  • conflict of interest for UKRI to consider in reviewer or panel participant selection

  • the application is an invited resubmission

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