ICASE grants always start on 1 October each year, but some other timings may vary. For example, the vouchers may occasionally be allocated in late May or early July.
June: ICASE voucher allocations made to industrial partners. They then begin determining which projects to use their vouchers against, and identifying collaborating academics and universities.
September: Deadline for industrial partners to confirm their use of allocated vouchers.
October: EPSRC reallocates any unused vouchers.
December: Industrial partners submit project information to EPSRC. EPSRC checks submissions upon receipt, and issues Letters of Intent once complete. Student recruitment may begin once Letters are received.
February-March: EPSRC authorises grants and issues Offer Documents to partnering universities. Students may start work once the offer document is received.
1 October: Funding starts.
One year after funding start: Latest date for students to have started. This allows approximately a year and nine months for recruitment.
Five years after funding start: End of funding (unless any extensions have been agreed).