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1st November, 2022

National capability for R&D in screen and performance

Apply for Convergent Screen Technologies And performance in Realtime (CoSTAR) funding to host national research and development (R&D) facilities to drive innovation and creativity in the UK’s screen and performance industries.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.

Standard AHRC eligibility rules apply.

Funding will be awarded in 2 lots:

  1. Lot 1: £51.1 million over 6 years, to design, build, develop and test the CoSTAR national lab: a state-of-the-art R&D and innovation facility for the screen and performance. Also, to provide a knowledge exchange and enterprise function and demonstrator or pilot programme.
  2. Lot 2: £12.6 million over 6 years for the delivery of (up to) 3 CoSTAR network labs. These may be upgrades or enhancements of existing facilities.

AHRC plan to issue a subsequent funding opportunity (Lot 3) for a data insight and foresight unit (c£9.0 million).

Costs are reimbursed at 100% of the full economic cost (the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system form will indicate funding at 80% but this will be amended before grants commence). Indexation (inflation adjustment) will not be added to these grants.

Closing date: 2 February 2023 16:00 UK time

For more information please visit this page.

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