Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP)

STFC External Innovations runs a Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) to support the application and commercialisation of STFC research in the key global research challenge areas of energy, environment, healthcare and security. Individual annual calls are aligned to specific challenge areas.

STFC will be launching a new call in July 2016, offering £1.5M to fund a range of projects from short feasibility studies to large developmental projects that will use STFC funded research to solve key challenges in the Energy and Environment sectors. Challenge areas are outlined in the CLASP Guidance notes

There is a two stage application process for CLASP. Applicants are invited to submit a short outline, which is assessed by the CLASP panel. Short listed applicants are then invited to develop a full proposal with the assistance of CLASP panel members assigned as mentors.

A launch event for the 2016 CLASP call was held on 5 July. The agenda for the event is here, together with links to the speaker presentations.

Closing dates

The closing date for outline applications will be 1 September 2016.


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