Programme grants are open to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations, public sector research establishments and NHS bodies with research capacity.
Find out more about institutional eligibility.
You should be part of a team of world-leading researchers working together on a variety of activities focused on a strategic research theme.
You can apply if you are resident in the UK and meet at least one of these criteria:
- 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 research 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.
Clinical applicants must be employed or be on a fixed-term contract longer than the proposed project at an NHS trust, hospital, board, primary care trust or general practice
Find out more about individual eligibility.
We will not accept uninvited resubmissions of projects that have been submitted to UKRI or any other funder.
Projects invited to submit a full proposal are subject to our policy on repeatedly unsuccessful submissions.