The assessors will score all your answers apart from question 1 to 4. You will receive feedback for each scored question. Find out more about how our assessors assess and how we select applications for funding.
You must answer all questions. Do not include any website addresses (URLs) in your answers.
Question 1. Applicant location (not scored)
You must state the name and full registered address of your organisation and any partners or subcontractors working on your project.
We are collecting this information to understand the geographical location of all applicants.
Question 2. Minimal Financial Assistance declaration (not scored)
You must download the declaration template. Every organisation in your collaboration must complete a declaration template, declaring any funding received under Minimal Financial Assistance (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) or De minimis awards, (from any source of public funding) in the applicable period.
You must complete all the fields on your form before uploading.
You must write “declaration attached” in the question text box.
You must upload the completed declarations as one compiled appendix. It must be a PDF and the font must be legible at 100% zoom.
You must keep all documentation relating to Minimal Financial Assistance (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) and other De minimis awards for a period of 6 years and be prepared to release it to any public funding body which requests it.
Question 3. Animal Testing (not scored)
Will your project involve any trials with animals or animal testing?
You must select one option:
We will only support innovation projects conducted to the highest standards of animal welfare.
Further information for proposals involving animal testing is available at the UKRI Good Research Hub and NC3R’s animal welfare guidance.
Question 4. Innovation Priorities (not scored)
Will your proposal align with any innovation priorities identified by the UK Government?
Describe what priority your project aligns with.
Question 5. Proposed focus
In which area or sector will your proposed network operate?
How will its proposed activities help government and regulators support innovators to overcome existing regulatory barriers and the challenges to bringing new products and services to market?
- the regulatory barriers and challenges faced by innovators in the sector or area in which your proposed network will operate
- initial ideas for how your network will use regulatory science to address those sector-specific regulatory challenges and unlock innovation
- any work you have already done to harness the power of regulatory science in your sector
- existing partnerships, initiatives or networks you plan to leverage in the development of your network
- any previous funding received to support this or other skills that are relevant
If you are applying for funding to scale up and expand your existing regulatory science network, you must explain how your planned activities within this Discovery phase represent an expansion, scaling or change in focus from business as usual.
Your answer must be no more than 800 words long.
Question 6. Team and resources
Who is in the collaboration and what are their roles?
- the roles, skills, experience of all members of the collaboration that are relevant to the approach you will be taking and your ability to develop the network
- the current relationships between collaborators and how you expect these to develop during this phase
- the resources, equipment and facilities needed for the project and how you will access them
- the details of any subcontractors you expect to work with to successfully carry out the project
- any roles you reasonably believe you will need to recruit for
Your answer must be no more than 1000 words long.