Due to the Current situation and research climate the UK Catalysis Hub has made the decision to extend the deadline for Proposals . This is to allow fruitful discussions between industry and academics and to allow academics to adjust to the additional complexities of moving to remote teaching and assessment. We will continue to asses this new deadline as the situation unfolds.
The Call will now close on the 15th August at 17.00.
Please send a 2 page (A4, Arial 11 point, margins 2.0 cm) proposal for these projects to The Project Co-ordinator, Josie Goodall firstname.lastname@example.org before 17.00 on the closing date . Please use the Subject line: ‘Application for New Call 2020’. It is strongly advised you use the Criteria for Prioritization as headings to organise your proposal.
This call is for up to two years of PDRA time (projects of 18 months are particularly encouraged and due to the current situation awards may be restricted to 18 months) to work on collaborative multidisciplinary, multi-institution projects that coordinate, promote and advance the UK catalysis research portfolio within the areas of catalysis as represented by the 3 themes of the Catalysis Hub. The Hub recognises in these times Industrial contributions may be hard to come by. The Hub is sustaining industry and the Hub is using its resources to support industry – academic contributions and welcomes industrial involvement in cutting edge catalytic research. Direct contributions will affect prioritisation but we seek to develop and maintain industrial relationships of all kinds.
It is expected that prioritisation will occur in September and successful projects will be announced later in 2020 and will start in except where they are following directly on from an existing project (e.g. the core PDRAS in science 1)
The scientific research themes of the UK Catalysis Hub Phase II are
Science 1: Optimising, Predicting and Designing New Catalysts
Science 2: Catalysis at the Water Energy Nexus
Science 3: Catalysis for the Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing