Notice

Apply for funding through the International Partnership Programme Call 3

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is making up to £8 million available for one-year projects that aim to use satellite-enabled services to tackle economic, societal, or environmental issues in developing countries.

Documents

IPP Call 3: Application Form

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IPP Call 3: Budget

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IPP Call 3: Application Guidance

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IPP Call 3: Monitoring and Evaluation Context

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IPP Call 3: Live FAQs

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IPP Call 3: Grant Funding Agreement Template

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Details

Closing date: midnight (GMT) 2nd Feb 2020. Proposals to be submitted to IPP@ukspaceagency.gov.uk

We strongly suggest reading the Guidance before completing the Application Form. All queries should be addressed to IPP@ukspaceagency.gov.uk

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a £30M per year programme, which uses expertise in space-based solutions, applications and capability to provide a sustainable economic or societal benefit to emerging nations and developing economies. IPP is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government, which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries. The GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

This call for proposals (or ‘call’) comprises three separate categories:

  • Call 3A: Open call
  • Call 3B: Strategic call with Australia – All-Weather Decision-Support Service for the Pacific
  • Call 3C: Strategic call – Climate Resilience Planning for Developing Countries

Organisations can choose which category they want to bid into: A, B or C or multiple.

This call is structured differently to previous ones, where the main differences are:

  • Funding is initially for a one-year ‘Discovery Phase’, which will run from April 2020 until March 2021;
  • Pending confirmation of IPP funding beyond March 2021, Discovery Phase projects will be assessed, where those passing the bar will be funded into a multi-year ‘Operational Phase’.

IPP projects must deliver a sustainable satellite-enabled solution to partners in a developing country, demonstrating measurable impact to a DAC list country.

Published 3 November 2019