Bristol awarded Framework status by EPSRC
10 June 2011
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded the University of Bristol Framework status.
This status is limited to the top 12 universities in terms of research funding drawn from the EPSRC over a three-year period. Bristol has attracted £69m of funding with a success rate of 39% over the latest review period.
Framework agreements provide a structured basis for discussions between the ESPRC and universities and for co-operation on activities of mutual interest, such as sharing data and information, managing research and training, identifying opportunities for increasing knowledge transfer from EPSRC-funded research, and building the case for public funding of engineering and physical sciences.
Professor Guy Orpen, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, said: ‘Having a voice in top-level discussions about research funding can only be good for the University – and it’s only been possible because of the excellence of all the staff at Bristol who contributed to generating this increased share of EPSRC funding. We look forward to working with the EPSRC and the other Framework institutions to inform future funding strategies for the sector.’