Digital Society Research: a major funding opportunity alert

An Animation, Simulation, Visualisation “scramble” event will be held on Wednesday, 28 April, 1 – 1.45 pm (see Zoom meeting link below) around the following cross-disciplinary funding opportunity: UKRI (EPSRC): Develop digital economy research communities with NetworkPlus. These are the basic details:

  • Total Fund: £16,250,000
  • Maximum award: £3,250,000, but one can only apply for up to £2.6 million
  • Project duration: 5 years
  • Dates: opened 15 April, closes 29 July 2021 (Registration closes on 12 May for Webinar on 27 May)
  • Proposal must address one of the core priority areas:
    • Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security
    • Beyond a Data Driven Economy
    • Sustainable Digital Society
    • Equitable Digital Society
    • Content Creation and Consumption

There can only be one application per institution with max. 5 investigators (all must be UK-based).

As you can see, this is a highly competitive opportunity, and only 7 or 8 bids will be awarded. If you have an entirely novel, trail-blazing idea which speaks to one or more of these core themes under the ASV aegis, and you seek collaborators from other disciplines which complement yours and are necessary for the realisation of your research idea, do come along: you may well find your next BU collaborator and bidding partner. For more information on the grant, see

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 858 5439 0228

Passcode: HSq1Te

If you are interested in attending this event, kindly email Nicolette at