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Under the Scottish Funding Council’s PEER & PECRE Scheme the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) receives funding to support our mission to strengthen European and wider international research collaboration, to support increased access to European funding, and to provide enhanced postgraduate and early career researcher skills and capabilities development opportunities across the SRPe partner institutions.




Call for Applications - PEER & PECRE Funding 2018/19

SRPe is delighted to announce the PEER & PECRE Funding Scheme for 2018/19. The Scheme supports two types of award:

  • PEER - Pool Engagement in European Research
    Supports engagement in European collaboration and funding opportunities, for example, networking, promoting research capabilities, developing collaborative relationships, policy influencing, project preparation, and development of proposals.
    Awards of between £2k and £10k.

  • PECRE - Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges
    Provides skills & capabilities development opportunities for postgraduates and early career researchers to build experience of international collaboration with academia and / or industry across Europe, North America, China and India.
    Awards of between £2k and £7.5k.

The awards covered by this call will fund applications that focus on one of more of the SRPe strategic priority themes listed below:

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems

  • Infrastructure & Environment

  • Engineering at the Life Sciences Interface

Note that the SRPe Energy theme is not covered under this call. The SRPe Energy theme is delivered in collaboration with our sister pool the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and further details on the ETP funding schemes available can be found on the ETP website

Preference will be given to applications which demonstrate clear alignment with the overall strategic objectives of SRPe, the objectives of the relevant award type and involve more than one SRPe partner university, and / or cross-disciplinary activity and / or in collaboration with external organisations (either academic or industrial (including SMEs)).

Postgraduate Students, Researchers and Academics from SRPe institutions are invited to submit applications for PEER and / or PECRE awards. PEER awards are available in the range £2k to £10k and PECRE awards in the range £2k to £7.5k. Further information on the specifications of the call can be found in the Application Guidelines document below.

To apply for an SRPe PEER or PECRE award please complete the relevant application form and submit it, along with any supporting documents, to the SRPe Project Manager, Susan Hamilton, at Please note there is a single stage application process and the deadline is 5pm on Friday 31st August 2018.

We aim to inform applicants of the outcome of their applications by Friday 12th October 2018 and all funds awarded must be spent by Wednesday 31st July 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the criteria for application and / or the application process please contact


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