Flexible working - EPSRC

It is important that researchers and their research teams are able to work flexibly and in a way that meets their personal circumstances.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) therefore allows you to tailor the support that you request in order to facilitate this. This might include, for example:

  • part-time working for the principal investigator (PI), co-investigator, postdoctoral research assistants, technicians or wider team costed on a grant
  • support for costs over and above standard care arrangements to allow the PI or their team to attend activities associated with the grant, such as conferences, where costs cannot be met by the employer
  • support for other adjustments and adaptations that may be needed due to the personal or health circumstances of the PI or their team.

If you wish to request flexible working support, you do not have to describe the personal circumstances that result in the need for flexible working support rather you should describe the support required.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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