Workshop application deadline: 8th October 2021
Collaborative workshops: 4th & 5th November 2021

Call opens: 4th November 2021
Call closes: 15th December 2021

The UK Acoustics Network plus (UKAN+) was awarded funding to coordinate a portfolio of exploratory projects which will accelerate the acoustic community. The funding will support new, ambitious, speculative research spanning the interdisciplinary science of acoustic related research in the UK.

UKAN+ invites project proposal with a duration no longer than 6 months


Funding provided by UKAN+ will be a maximum of £48k, £24k and £8k as these awards are at 80% FEC. The indicated maximum amounts from UKAN+ below should be viewed as maximum amounts, and not as targets.

Scope of the call

The award is to provide funding to address the Acoustics Research Priorities which UKAN+ has identified. The range of interests of members within the world of acoustics provides a productive environment for cross-fertilisation of ideas and initiatives. Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals are strongly welcomed but they should address key challenges highlighted in the UKAN+ Acoustic Priorities document. Ultimately, the best projects will be those which are ‘high risk, high reward’ and have potential as the basis or act as a springboard for new, exciting translational research with real industrial application, societal potential or which can lead to large-scale proposals for follow-on research funding. The calls should utilise the Acoustics Research Priorities. UKAN+ will not fund research for which funding is available from other sources or which is a direct continuation of an existing research project.

Collaborative workshops

With the help of expert facilitators, UKAN+ will host collaborative workshops. These informal events are designed to build research communities to develop new, innovative ideas for proposals and opportunities to deliver a step change in world-class research. They will aid proposals to align with the agreed acoustic priorities and project proposal assessment criteria. The workshop calls will be limited in number to enable collaborative working. To facilitate participation, the same event will be run twice, as such it will only be necessary to attend one workshop per call.

We would strongly encourage potential partners to attend the workshop prior to applying for the call.

Attendance is limited and a short application is required. Workshop Application FORM

Deadline to apply for workshop: 8th October 2021
Collaborative workshop: 4th & 5th November 10:00-13:00

Application Process

Full details of the of the application process can be found here

The calls are open to UKAN+ members and to the wider research community in the UK who can demonstrate that their research proposal is aligned with the scope of the call. We particularly encourage applications which are cross disciplinary paying careful consideration to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of the proposal. Industry partners are not essential, but industry support is welcome where it adds value to the project.

Three funding strands are available within each call. Application will be through a simple 3 part application form via the UKAN+ website when the call opens:



Decisions regarding successful applications will be communicated and announced and if successful, the Lead Academic (PI) will be informed. The contract that all awards will be made on these terms (which are not subject to amendment) can be found here. This must be signed and returned within 3 months to indicate acceptance of the award.