Transforming Construction Network Plus round 2: funding call

Posted on: 27/09/2019

The second round of funding calls for small projects is now open for applications – closes 14 November

The Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+) unites construction’s academic and industrial communities to create a new research and knowledge base, dedicated to addressing the systemic problems holding back the sector.


As part of this ambition there is up to £600,000 to invest in a raft of new research projects, which will address the biggest problems facing the construction industry, in line with the expectations of the Industrial Strategy and the Transforming Construction Challenge’s core themes of:

  • designing and managing buildings through digitally-enabled performance management
  • constructing quality buildings through an offsite manufacturing approach
  • reducing energy demand by improving quality of build and powering buildings through embedded active technologies


For this second round the N+ is offering two schemes to potential applicants. Building on the success of the first round, the N+ is continuing with the small research project schemes. In addition, and to encourage Early Career Researchers to take part in the Transforming Construction Challenge, the N+ is offering a discipline-hopping scheme.


Small research project scheme
The N+ is looking to fund projects that answer the questions raised by the Transforming Construction Challenge agenda.


Discipline-hopping project scheme for early career researchers
The N+ is looking to fund early career researchers wishing to immerse themselves in other disciplines to respond to one of the challenges set in the Transforming Construction Challenge agenda. Within this scheme, a move of location and/or department would be expected for a full-time period, up to a maximum of six months. Only stays within the UK are permitted. Applicants must demonstrate the long-term effects the project will have on the Transforming Construction Challenge and the positive impact it will have in the development of their capabilities and research plans.


To find out more about the scope, requirements, exclusions and the application process for these calls, please visit the N+ site.


Completed application forms should be sent by 16:00 on Thursday 14 November 2019.

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