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CirPlas Small Grants Scheme Ideation and Team Formation Meeting

When Jun 10, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Rayleigh Seminar room, Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge
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Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) Small Grants Scheme Ideation and Team Formation Meeting


The Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) addresses contemporary challenges from the manufacturing of more sustainable materials to driving innovations in plastic recycling. CirPlas invites proposals for small grants to support projects that contribute towards the Centre’s goals. For more information about the Centre, please see the CirPlas website: .



This fund supports new, small, collaborative multi-disciplinary projects that take a circular economy approach to the elimination of plastic waste.

•             Projects may have outcomes that are academic and/or make an impact beyond academia.

•             Projects must be inter- or multi-disciplinary: i.e. combine expertise from the home disciplines of at least two Departments, preferably in different Schools.

•             The scope of eligible activities is very broad. Examples include: a case study or proof of principle experiment; the production of a prototype; the testing of a prototype; a field visit; an outreach programme; a web-based tool.



The call is open to early career researchers at the University of Cambridge.

•             PhD students may participate, but the project lead must be an early career PI or a Post Doc who has the support of their PI.

•             Early career PIs are those who attained their PhD less than five years ago.

•             Projects must have a minimum of two applicants from different disciplines.

•             With the exception of staff time, most costs are likely to be eligible. Examples include: travel and subsistence, venue hire and catering for events, materials and consumables, and communications costs.



Five awards of up to £2000 each are available.

•             If international travel is required further funds of up to £1000 may be requested.

•             All costs will need to be fully justified.



The Ideation and Team Formation Meeting will provide more details about the call, help to develop your proposal,  find potential partners and to meet the mentors. Please register here to attend. It is recommended that a member of the project team attends the meeting.

Each funded project will be allocated a mentor from the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) team.


For further information please contact Shafiq Ahmed ( or Lara Allen (

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