Funding

Funding and access to RCaH are intended to be flexible. Before submitting a proposal, prospective users should discuss their requirements with the RCaH Director, the relevant programme manager at BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, or NERC, or the Directors of Diamond, ISIS or CLF.

Periods of residence can range from short-term visits of a few days (or even hours), to long-term programmes of up to five years.

Grant support is available from the sponsors under a variety of schemes, including targeted initiatives (such as the BBSRC Diamond Professorial Fellowships) as well as through other fellowships or the normal responsive mode research grant programmes, where RCaH usage or occupation can be included. For example, under the Full Economic Costing model a principal investigator (PI) could, in principle, propose to move an entire grant-funded research group into RCaH, and, additionally fund a significant proportion of the PI salary to allow him/her to move into RCaH with the group for the duration of the project. The only scientific requirements are that the research must be of international quality and there is demonstrated added value in its location near the major facilities. On the other hand, short-term access to RCaH facilities can be made available to Diamond/ISIS/CLF users where the need arises.

For further information on grant funding, please see below.

BBSRC BBSRC has various schemes that could support access to RCaH for long- or short-term visits. Investigators can apply...

BBSRC has various schemes that could support access to RCaH for long- or short-term visits. Investigators can apply for long-term residence, supported by a research grant or fellowship, awarded under normal grant programmes. Projects supported by existing grants could, in principle, relocate some, or all, the activity to RCaH, following assessment of the proposal by BBSRC. Short-term access is likely to be associated with access to the major facilities, such as Diamond, ISIS and CLF, and users can request this as part of their facility access proposal. Occasional access (less than one day) to RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

BBSRC access schemes are intended to be flexible, and operate in a responsive mode. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the relevant BBSRC programme manager (Colin Miles) before submitting their grant or fellowship proposal.

More details about BBSRC funding can be found here.

Diamond Access to RCaH can be associated with the use of Diamond or for Diamond staff. Access associated with...

Access to RCaH can be associated with the use of Diamond or for Diamond staff. Access associated with Diamond beamtime should be requested in the beamtime application. Diamond staff can make proposals directly to Diamond management. Occasional access (less than one day) to RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the relevant Diamond directors – David Stuart or Laurent Chapon.

EPSRC For those researchers who wish to exploit the unique opportunities at RCaH, support can be requested under the...

For those researchers who wish to exploit the unique opportunities at RCaH, support can be requested under the majority of EPSRC funding schemes. Support can be requested for long- or short-term visits. An investigator can apply for long-term residence for up to 5 years, supported by a research grant or fellowship, awarded under current mechanisms. Projects supported by existing grants could, in principle, relocate some, or all, the activity to RCaH, after EPSRC has assessed the proposal. Short-term access is likely to be associated with access to the major facilities, such as Diamond, ISIS and CLF, and users can request this as part of their facility access proposal. Occasional access (less than one day) to RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

EPSRC access schemes are intended to be flexible, and operate in a responsive mode. More details can be found here.

Applicants who need further advice can contact the relevant EPSRC domain programme contact here or the Research infrastructure team (Andrew Wright).

MRC MRC has a number of schemes that could support access to the RCaH for long- or short-term visits....

MRC has a number of schemes that could support access to the RCaH for long- or short-term visits. An investigator can apply for long-term residence, supported by a research grant or fellowship, awarded under existing programmes. Projects supported by existing grants could, in principle, relocate some, or all, the activity to the RCaH, after MRC has assessed the proposal. Short-term access is likely to be associated with access to the major facilities, such as Diamond, ISIS and CLF, and users can request this as part of their facility access proposal. Occasional access (less than one day) to the RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

MRC access schemes are intended to be flexible, and operate in a responsive mode. More details can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the relevant MRC programme manager (Anne McGavigan).

NERC NERC has a number of schemes that could support access to RCaH for long- or short-term visits. An...

NERC has a number of schemes that could support access to RCaH for long- or short-term visits. An investigator can apply for long-term residence, supported by a research grant or fellowship, awarded under existing programmes. Projects supported by existing grants could, in principle, relocate some, or all, the activity to RCaH, after the proposal has been assessed by NERC. Short-term access is likely to be associated with access to the major facilities, such as Diamond, ISIS and CLF, and users can request this as part of their facility access proposal. Occasional access (less than one day) to RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

NERC access schemes are intended to be flexible. More details can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas in the first instance with the NERC Service and Facilities team.

Science & Technology Facilities Council Access to RCaH could be associated with an STFC grant award, use of an STFC facility or for...

Access to RCaH could be associated with an STFC grant award, use of an STFC facility or for STFC staff. An investigator might apply for long-term residence supported by a research grant, in which case the need for RCaH facilities should be identified in the proposal. Short-term access could be associated with access to STFC facilities, such as ISIS or CLF, and users can request this as part of their facility access proposal. STFC staff can make proposals directly to their STFC management. Occasional access (less than one day) to RCaH facilities should be discussed directly with the RCaH Director or Operations Manager.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with their relevant STFC Director: Robert McGreevy, ISIS, or John Collier, CLF.