If so, an ICE R&D Enabling Fund grant could help. The fund was set up 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 Panel.
The fund is open to any ICE member at any level of their career. You can apply at anytime during the year.
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 (below).
What sort of projects will the fund back?
The panel is particularly interested in civil engineering ideas that:
- Address any of the key questions identified in the current call for funding
- Support the ICE strategic knowledge themes
- Have a broad social benefit
- Raise the profile of civil engineers and civil engineering
How much funding should I expect?
A typical project has a budget of up to £25,000. Funding up to £50,000 is available.
Further information on how to apply and the Enabling Fund application form are at the bottom of this page.
How to apply for funding
The Enabling Fund application form asks a series of questions and explains what information the panel requires. Applications are then assessed based on the whether they support the themes above and the likelihood of project delivery.
If successful, funding will be released when key project milestones are met.
To find out more about the Enabling Fund contact: