Engineering for Sustainable Living Funding Theme (ESL)
Scope of Specific Calls: Sustainable and SMART Living Township and Lab (S2L)
This call aims to help researchers work together towards clearly identifiably and challenging topic under the theme of Engineering for Sustainable Living. The topic selected for this round of funding is “Sustainable and SMART Living (S2L)”. The call envisage researchers develop ideas and concepts in small teams, addressing the questions and challenges faced by urban communities and demonstrate the innovations and functionality within a typical physical urban environment which could be a single living space, blocks of living spaces or township.
The S2L project consists of 3 phase (due to campus funding constraints) as follows:
Examples of the types of research activities S2L will support include, but are not limited to, the following:
Scope of Specific Calls: Pump Priming Scheme (PPS)
This call aims to help researchers establish and develop new, collaborative links with international partners and leverage larger national or international grants. Thus, AEP will set aside a portion of its funding as catalyst or leverage for large national and international grants. An open call for “Engineering for Sustainable Living” will be issue periodically for teams of researchers to bid and the PPS amount is expected between 30K to 100K. The budget is flexible but cannot be used to fund research in the traditional sense.
The PPS will be addressing at least one of the challenges identified within the themes. In this way, we can ensure that these PPSs and later the successful grants will contribute to AEP’s aim to achieve HiCoE status. The steering group will be tasked to identify potential PPS bids to fund.
The team must be led by SoE or SoIT academic and may include colleagues from other disciplines and Schools. There must be at least 3 researchers in each team. The sole objective of this PPS is to generate external funding support after the PPS support has ended. Thus, the only KPI for PPS will be to have submitted the intended large bid before the ending of this grant support. It is expected that the successful bids must promise to leverage subsequent grants of at least 10 times the awarded amount, with a minimum amount of 300K.
This call is for Pump Priming scheme under the theme of “Engineering for Sustainable Living”. Each proposal may request an amount of between 30K to 100K for the first year of the funding round.
Examples of the types of activities PPS will support include, but are not limited to, the following:
There is no deadline for the PPS scheme.
Grant Review Process for Advanced Engineering Platform
All grant submitted to AEP will be carefully evaluated accordingly to international practice and following strict protocol and well defined procedure and process. The process of evaluation will be transparent and carefully monitored by Campus Research Management. Since the nature and purpose of the Sustainable and SMART Living Lab (S2L) and Pump Priming Scheme (PPS) are fundamentally different, there will be minor differences in the evaluation process.
a) Evaluation Procedure for Sustainable and SMART Living Lab (S2L) proposals
b) Evaluation Procedure for Pump Priming scheme (PPS) proposals