Funding Calls

METRC Short Term Project Funding

IMPORTANT: All of our current funding has been allocated, and we are not able to accept applications at this time. Notes and forms here are for reference only.

Short Term Project Funding is designed to support small research projects to explore the feasibility of innovative new products and processes.

Funding is available to support collaborative projects between METRC's academic members and industry partners.

There are 3 levels of funding are available:

  1. £3,000 with no matched funding from the industrial partners required
  2. £7,000 with matched funding of £7,000 from industrial partners
  3. £10,000 with matched funding of £7,000 from industrial partners

The matched funding from industry can be cash or in-kind. To be eligible for this funding, the industrial partner must be based in the north of England. All METRC funding must be spent by 31 March 2011.

The funding can be used flexibly at the METRC academic institutions on a range of activities such as project consumables, paying for researchers or some limited consultancy work.

Applications accepted until 1 October 2010. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have an idea for a project and would like to discuss your ideas informally please contact us by email using the following contact form link:

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Making your application:

METRC Short Term Project Funding Call guidelines. June 2010 (100kB PDF). METRC Short Term Project Funding Call guidelines June 2010
(100kB PDF)

METRC short Term Project Funding Call (124kB DOC). METRC Short Term Project Funding Call application form
April 2010 (128kB Word .DOC)

State Aid guidance document:

Guidance notes on (188kB PDF). Guidance note for universities and research organisations on the EC State aid Framework for research and development and innovation
(188kB PDF)