ESPA Regional Opportunities Fund: Small Grants Scheme

Written by , posted on Friday January 30 2015(3 years ago)

ESPA Regional Opportunities Fund: Small Grants Scheme

This is an open-ended call.  Applications can be submitted at any time up until the 1st of June 2016.

The ESPA Directorate is keen to help maximise the impact derived from ESPA’s research. ESPA recognises that some activities that can help get research into use can arise as unexpected opportunities which are not included in a project’s original research work plan. Other opportunities can arise through projects working together. ESPA’s Regional Opportunities Fund is designed to enhance the impact and research uptake of funded projects and of the ESPA programme as a whole.

The Small Grants will be used to deliver the priorities described in the ESPA Impact Strategy. It will assist ESPA projects, groups of projects, and their local stakeholders, to significantly enhance the overall impact of individual projects and the ESPA programme as a whole.

The Scheme will provide support of up to £50,000, and if justified in exceptional cases, more (up to £75,000) for research into use and knowledge exchange activities supporting ESPA projects to link their research with potential users.

Applications are invited for small projects or activities which will assist ESPA projects and their local stakeholders to significantly enhance the overall impact of individual projects and the ESPA programme as a whole.

Applications must demonstrate links to one or more ESPA project(s), either a currently- or previously-funded project(s), and detail how the award will significantly enhance the development impact of project(s) and the wider ESPA programme. Read More here