Incubators are prestigious and rewarding events and deliver excellent research outcomes. Past events have led to papers, co-funded PhD studentships, and grant proposals. We will provide guidance and support to help you deliver the incubator and can offer funding of up to £15,000 to cover the costs of organising and holding the workshop, including travel and accommodation for people attending.
The key to a successful incubator is finding a research topic in STEM that enables participants to work together on exploring new and interesting real-world challenges, ideally within an interdisciplinary research area.
You can hold the incubator anywhere in the UK, provided that the venue is fully accessible. Incubators are open to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, early career academics, and senior academics from the relevant academic fields at your university and nationwide. Industry partners can also get involved where appropriate.
We recommend allowing 3 to 4 months to plan and organise a workshop, particularly to allow sufficient notice for participants and speakers to attend. We will be accepting applications until May 2020, although we would like to hold the majority of incubators during 2019 and early 2020.