If so, an ICE R&D Enabling Fund grant could help. The fund was set up more than 20 years ago to help civil engineers develop new and innovative ideas and tackle problems in design or construction. It is managed by ICE’s Research, Development and Innovation towards Engineering Excellence Panel.
The fund is open to any ICE member at any level of their career (including associate members/AMICE). You can apply at any time during the year, and there are no application deadlines.
What sort of projects will the fund back?
Applicants must be current ICE members. The R&D project applied for must also be of benefit to the ICE membership.
The panel is particularly interested in civil engineering ideas that:
2 routes to secure funding
Applicants who have endorsement from 2 ICE Fellows.
For applicants that may not have access to ICE Fellows. These applications will be sent to ICE members for endorsement.
You can indicate your preferred route when completing the application form.
How much funding can I apply for?
Funding is limited to a maximum of £25,000 in the first instance unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated to relax this limit. Where appropriate (e.g. where findings from initial work demonstrate a clear need), additional funding can be applied for with an absolute maximum for a R&D programme being £50,000.
There are a small number of Terms & Conditions for successful applicants.
How can I apply for funding?
The application form asks a series of questions and explains what information the panel requires. Applications are then assessed based on the whether they answer the current calls and the likelihood of project delivery.
The fund’s panel will assess each application (there are no deadlines to apply) and aim to make a decision within one month of submission.
If successful, funding will be released when key project milestones are met.
Please read the below documents thoroughly before applying, and get in touch if you have any questions:
To find out more about the Enabling Fund contact:
E: [email protected]