Flexible Funding

Call for Flexible Fund Proposals – OPEN

The DARe Hub’s first flexible funding competition is currently open, welcoming proposals for projects worth up to £50,000. Deadline: 5.00pm, 20 September 2024.

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About this Flex Fund Call

Through a series of calls between 2024 and early 2026, DARe will fund additional research projects to complement its existing research programme, using a Flexible Fund worth £2 million in total.

Within the Hub’s first round of Flexible Funding, successful projects may run for a maximum of 12 months and may be awarded a total maximum value of £50,000 (100% FEC). The call for proposals will be open between Monday 15 July and Friday 20 September (5.00pm).

The DARe Hub is seeking proposals for projects which address one of these topics:

  • Topic 1: The Impact of Disruption on Business Models
  • Topic 2: The Gamification of Climate Resilience and Mitigation
  • Topic 3: Resilience and Adaptation Transferability Across Critical Infrastructures

Those eligible to apply must:

  • Be employed at a UK academic institution which is eligible to receive UKRI funding;
  • Have an employment contract which ends no earlier than the proposed timeframe of the proposal submitted;
  • Not be a DARe Hub team member from Newcastle University, University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University, or Anglia Ruskin University.

The Hub encourages those considering a proposal submission for the first Flex Fund Call to complete an Intent to Submit response. You can do so this using this form.

To apply, applicants must complete the proposal form (link below) and email it to to dareflexfund@newcastle.ac.uk by 5.00pm on Friday 20 September 2024.

Important Documents

  • Please read the Guidance for the Flexible Fund call before applying.
  • To apply please download, complete, and return the Submission Form.
  • Further information about the scope of the DARe Hub’s programme is also available in the Scope Document.

Online Information Sessions

A webinar will be held on Tuesday 30 July, 3.00 – 4.00pm, to outline the Flex Fund Call and answer any queries.

An online drop-in Q&A session will be held on Monday 9 September, 3.00 – 4.00 pm.

You can sign up to attend these by clicking here.

Questions and Answers

If you have any questions, please email dareflexfund@newcastle.ac.uk – please check this webpage before sending your query by email.

Questions and answers that may be relevant to other applicants will be added to the DARe Flex Fund webpage under the Q&A Section for all to access. (Questions posted will not be attributed to those that submitted them).