The deadline for applying to the current round of this fund has passed.
Aims of the fund
The fund has four main objectives. These are to:
- enhance the research facilities of higher education institutions (HEIs) undertaking world-leading research
- encourage strategic partnerships between HEIs and other organisations active in research
- stimulate additional investment in HE research
- strengthen the contribution of the research base to economic growth.
The fund supports large-scale projects that can also attract private investment.
The fund was originally set up in 2012. Since then HEFCE has allocated over £500 million to 34 projects running between 2014-17, attracting £1.3 billion of investment from business and charities.
In the 2015 Budget, the government announced a further £400 million funding for the period to 2021. This call relates to funding of up to £200 million available to 2020. A further round of the competition will take place for funding beyond this period.
Queries about the fund should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.