The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is designed to support investment in higher education research facilities. The fund was originally set up in 2012.
In June 2013, the Government announced further funding for 2015 to 2017.
Following on from the success of the first three rounds of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), HEFCE is inviting proposals from UK universities for large-scale projects (minimum £10 million from UKRPIF) that can attract twice as much funding from private sources (businesses, charities, individual donations).
Expressions of interest must be submitted to HEFCE by 10 October 2014 and will be shortlisted by the UKRPIF panel in November. The successful projects will be announced in the spring of 2015.
The guidance for submitting expressions of interest can be found below.
The fund has four main objectives. These are to:
The fund supports large-scale projects that can also attract private investment.
In rounds one to three, so far we have allocated £351 million to 25 projects, attracting at least £859 million of private investment. The remaining successful projects from round three will be announced shortly.
We will allocate a further £100 million in round four to successful projects.
|Institution name||Bid focus||Funding||Region|
|Brunel University||Structural integrity research centre||£15,000,000||London|
|Cranfield University||Cranfield Aerospace Integration Research Centre||£10,000,000||East|
|Imperial College London||Imperial West Technology Campus||£35,000,000||London|
|King’s College London||Research and innovation hub in cancer||£15,000,000||London|
|Queen's University Belfast||Institute of Health Sciences||£10,502,000||Northern Ireland|
|Swansea University||Energy Safety Research Institute||£11,650,000||Wales|
|University College London||Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research||£10,000,000||London|
|University College London||The Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT)||£11,104,400||London|
|University of Birmingham||Casting and simulation research facility||£20,000,000||West Midlands|
|University of Cambridge||The Maxwell Centre||£21,031,500||East|
|University of Cambridge||The Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease||£25,000,000||East|
|University of Dundee||Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research||£11,916,000||Scotland|
|University of Glasgow||Clinical research facilities for stratified medicine||£10,000,000||Scotland|
|University of Liverpool||Materials Innovation Factory||£11,000,000||North West|
|University of Manchester||Paterson Institute for Cancer Research||£12,800,000||North West|
|University of Manchester||Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility (MCF)||£18,017,381||North West|
|University of Nottingham||Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Chemistry||£10,350,000||East Midlands|
|University of Oxford||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Oxford||South East|
|University of Oxford||The Oxford targeted cancer research centre||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Sheffield||The AMRC Factory 2050||£10,000,000||Yorkshire & Humber|
|University of Southampton||Experimentation facilities in engineering science||£10,000,000||South East|
|University of Strathclyde||Continuous manufacturing and crystallisation research for pharmaceutical products||£11,400,000||Scotland|
|University of Surrey||5G Centre||£11,635,000||South East|
|University of Warwick||National Automotive Innovation Campus||£15,000,000||West Midlands|
|University of Warwick||Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratory (APRL)||£14, 500, 000||West Midlands|
Queries about the fund and all applications should be submitted to email@example.com.
Page last updated 1 September 2014