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20ALERT pre-call annoucement

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Opens: 28 September


The 2020 ALERT call aims to enhance the capability of the UK research base in areas of science in BBSRC's remit. Applications are invited for mid-range equipment costing over £200,000 including VAT. Applications will typically be from groups of researchers in one or more eligible institutions for instrumentation to be deployed on a multi-project and multi-use basis. The capital equipment budget for this call is approximately £10 million.

The call scope is currently being defined but proposals should consider equipment that will be used collaboratively by more than one organisation, whilst strengthening capability across multiple areas of the BBSRC remit. Applicants are also encouraged to pioneer the use of emerging advanced research technologies and to utilise equipment in novel applications.

Value for money will be an important factor in assessment. Consequently, whilst contributions (both financial and in-kind) from the host institution(s) and/or other external sources are not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged. The call is open only to individuals and organisations normally eligible to apply to BBSRC for research grants, see Section 3 of the BBSRC grants guide.

Further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

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