ENCORE is calling for a third round of Feasibility Studies within the scope of the Network, as detailed below. This time our emphasis will be on supporting studies which originate from members of Encore’s Early Career Network. Joining our Early Career Network is possible at all times by emailing encore@sheffield.ac.uk but you must join the Network to submit a proposal to this call.

Early Career refers to those registered to study for a PhD or holds a Postdoctoral position for the duration of the feasibility study. In both cases the recognised main supervisor should approve the research proposal by including a paragraph to endorse the application to ensure it meets the requirements for research at the host institution.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Lecturers on probation are also included in the term ‘early career’ and will be expected to be responsible for the proposal at the host institution. For any queries regarding eligibility please email encore@sheffield.ac.uk.


Call details: 

Call Announced: 3rd May 2018

Application deadline: 15th June 2018

Decisions to applicants: Week commencing 9th July 2018

Start/end date: August 2018 - Nov 2018

Funding available: Up to £20,000 to be divided amongst the selected proposals

The submissions will be reviewed according to the parameters stated in the call:

  • Match to network remit

  • Engagement of early career academics

  • Realistic objectives within the constraints of funding and time

  • Multi-disciplinary and innovative science

  • Industrial support

  • Value in enhancing research activity

  • Alternative funding sources 


The call document can be downloaded here and along with the submission form.

We look forward to receiving your applications! 


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