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  • Do you have an idea for research that will help transform construction?
  • Are you keen to undertake interdisciplinary projects?
  • Would you be interested in developing new collaborations?

The Transforming Construction Network Plus is opening its first call for proposals. UK-based academics, and their collaborators from industry, are invited to apply.

Two rounds of funding calls will be launched, to distribute £1m of funding. The first launches on 1 February, with the second to be launched on 19 September.

Background: The Transforming Construction Network Plus unites construction’s academic and industrial communities to create a new research and knowledge base, dedicated to addressing the systemic problems holding back the sector.

A core aim of the Transforming Construction Network Plus is to provide investment for research projects that aim to address some of the biggest problems currently facing the construction industry.

Briefing Events: Book your place at one of our briefing workshops to hear more from the funders, develop your own ideas, seek out new collaborations, and find out more about:

  • The scope of the call
  • Which research topics will be eligible
  • Who is eligible to apply and lead projects
  • Key expectations
  • How proposals will be assessed
  • What makes a successful proposal

Key dates:

  • Call opens – launch date: Friday 1 February
  • Closing date for EOIs to attend Briefing: Friday 1 February
  • London Briefing Event: Tuesday 12 February
  • Manchester Briefing Event: Wednesday 13 February
  • Closing date for proposals: Friday 29 March
  • Funding decision: Thursday 25 April
  • Projects may start from: Wednesday 1 May
  • Expected end date for Round 1 projects: Friday 31 January 2020

How can I find out more about it? Further information can be found at the Transforming Construction N+ website, which includes a link to a recording of the talks and discussion from the launch event, and the full documentation for the call.

For general enquiries, please contact the network’s Principal Investigator Professor Jacqui Glass: j.glass@ucl.ac.uk

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