What would you do with a £5-15k research grant?

Attend a UNICAS sandpit event, explain your big idea, and you could get a research grant to help bring it to life.

The University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science (UNICAS) is a cross-faculty initiative providing funding for collaborative projects, focused on research equipment, and analytical science.

UNICAS aims to develop new strategies to solve problems across a broad range of disciplines; resulting in enhanced research capacity and interdisciplinary research.

Every year, UNICAS announces a series sandpit events aimed at academic, research and technical staff, where delegates can:

  • showcase their expertise
  • hear about the research projects of others
  • discuss specific research challenges & find solutions to these
  • network & establish new collaborations

Following these events, delegates will be able to apply for funding for an interdisciplinary research project resulting from the sandpit.

The amount of funding available is dependent on which sandpit the delegate has attended:

  • UNICAS sandpit — for all academic, research, & technical staff. Maximum funding available is £15,000 per project.
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit — for 2nd year and above PhD students, and Early Career Researchers*. Maximum funding available is £5,000 per project. *Please note: those not eligible for this sandpit are: Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and technical staff.

The themes and dates for the 2018/2019 sandpit events are:

  • Sustainable societies: Wednesday 14 November 2018: Sutton Bonington
  • Health & wellbeing: Wednesday 12 December 2018: University Park
  • Transformative technologies: 6 February 2019: University Park
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit: 21 November 2018, University Park
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit: 30 January 2019, Sutton Bonington

Find out more at nottingham.ac.uk/unicas. Register your attendance at https://unicas2018.eventbrite.co.uk.

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