Transforming Systems through Partnership 2023-24 grant call is now open
We are excited to announce that a new grant call under Engineering X Transforming Systems through Partnership (TSP) for Jordan, South Africa and Thailand is now open!
To solve today’s most pressing development and sustainability challenges, academics must work with industry, government and the public to build trust, design appropriate solutions and scale their uptake. The TSP programme achieves this by catalysing partnerships between universities, large companies, SMEs, start-ups, civil society and more to address the sustainable development goals.
In partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMUC) and Industrial Research and Development Fund (IRDF) this grant will support our existing community to scale their impact, as well as building new partnerships focused on:
- Clean energy
- Affordable health care
In addition to grant funding, awardees will join the TSP community and gain access to capacity building and networking events, and opportunities to collaborate with awardees in other countries tackling similar issues.
Applications open: 24 August - Applications close: 9 October 4pm BST
This scheme is funded by the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), under the International Science Partnership Fund.
TSP Programme Objectives
Our objectives with this programme are:
- Challenge-led research and innovation that uses engineering to address sustainability challenges in Jordan, South African and Thailand and globally.
- Partnerships in course design and delivery to equip the next generation with skills to address sustainable development challenges.
- Collaboration and knowledge exchange that creates a strong evidence base for building better systems for the world we want to live in.
Note: we encourage application inspired research with potential for tangible benefits and outputs for society, rather than early stage or exploratory research.
The Royal Academy of Engineering is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all under-represented groups across engineering. It is the Academy's policy to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged or receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), South Africa
The DHET in South Africa is responsible for formulating policies and managing the higher education and vocational training sectors. DHET aims to ensure equitable access to quality education, promote research, and enhance skills development to drive the country's socio-economic growth.
Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMCU), Thailand
PMUC is a research funding unit that manages research and innovation fund aimed at enhancing the national competitiveness by creating innovations that enable industries to develop high-value goods and services to enter the global market, facilitating collaboration between the public and private sectors in Thailand and from abroad, and encouraging joint investment from firms, ranging from SMEs to large corporates.
The Industrial Research and Development Fund (IRDF) , Jordan
IRDF is established in 1994 to be one of the Higher Council for Science and technology (HCST) tools to support the private sector to accelerate economic growth. The objective of the HCST is to build a national science and technology base to contribute to the achievement of development goals, through increasing awareness of the significance of scientific research and development, granting the necessary funding and directing scientific and research activities, within national priorities, in line with development orientations.
An existing partnership means a consortium of collaborators who have been successful in securing an Industry Academia Partnership Programme (IAPP) or Transforming Systems through Partnership (TSP) grant through the Royal Academy of Engineering at any time in the past.
New partnerships are defined as applications with a new Principal Investigator (PI) who has never led a project funded through the Industry Academia Partnership Programme (IAPP) or Transforming Systems through Partnership (TSP) programme through the Royal Academy of Engineering before.
Please read the supporting documents on the how to apply page for more information on existing and new partnerships.