The APEX awards are a funding opportunity designed to promote collaboration across academic disciplines through the support of world-leading interdisciplinary research projects.

With the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, is inviting applications from established (independent) researchers employed at a UK university, or not-for-profit research institution, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society. Successful applicants will be expected to work in collaboration with relevant researchers from other disciplines.

Applications must be within the remit of more than one of the three Academies, and awards of up to £100,000 to fund staff costs can be held for up to 24 months with no more than 25% of the total requested used for associated research costs. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to apply separately for up to £10,000 to create and lead public engagement projects linked to their APEX award.

Applications must be submitted via the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system Flexi-Grant® and applications will be considered by the cross-Academy selection panel.

Closing date: 29 October 2020 (15:00 UK time)

Results: July 2021

All projects must commence between 1 September 2021 and 1 November 2021

To find out more about this call, or if you have any questions, please contact: apex@royalsociety.org.