Pre-announcement: Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis on DAFNI
This funding is to address grand-challenge problems for infrastructure resilience.
A total fund of £1.4 million is available overall for projects, funded at 80% full economic cost (FEC), for up to 18 months.
- supporting key models: we advise funds of up to £50,000 and expect to support four to six of projects
- developing a resilience framework: we expect to support one to two projects of up to £200,000
- exploring resilience scenarios: we would anticipate projects of £100,000 to £350,000 and expect to support three to six projects in total
The proposers should specify which funding stream they are applying for and indicate any leveraged resources that are available. The proposers can apply for more than one stream but must complete a separate Joint Electronic Submission system application per submission.
It is expected that applicants will be active participants in infrastructure research within the following disciplines:
- data sciences (including analytics, visualisation, cloud systems)
- environmental science studies (for example, water, climate, air quality, ecology)
- infrastructure engineering (for example, energy, transport, water, waste management, telecommunications, built environment, urban observatories)
Multidisciplinary studies linking infrastructure with societal impacts (for example, demographics, health, food security, economic development) are also welcome.
Projects can be from a single institution or involve multiple partners.