The University of Bath can only lead one application to the recently announced EPSRC call: Develop digital economy research communities with NetworkPlus with a budget of £13 million.

The Digital Economy Theme, working in partnership with the Manufacturing the Future Theme, invites applications for new ‘NetworkPlus’ grants. The aim is to stimulate development of digital economy research and communities, addressing each of the Digital Economy Theme five priority areas. The ESPRC deadline is 29 July 2021.

An internal selection panel will review all Bath-led proposals and select one project to support.

If you intend to apply please complete the survey by 16.00 12 May 2021.

This a mandatory stage for Bath academics who intend to lead an application. Only PIs who complete this form will be allowed to submit an application for the internal selection.

We strongly encourage Co-Is involved in applications led by other institutions to also complete the survey to help us resource support accordingly. These applications will not be subject to an internal selection process.

Please note that this form will not be assessed by the panel. The information provided will allow us to monitor demand and identify suitable panel members.

We will contact respondents shortly after the deadline with further information on the next stages, as it will depend on level of interest. RIS will provide support to the selected proposal for further development.