Joint Programme on Resilience Engineering:
call for proposals

Arup and the Lloyds Register Foundation (LRF) are hosting a Joint Programme for Resilience Engineering (JPRE) which aims to improve resilience within and between critical infrastructure sectors globally.

This is an opportunity to accelerate the resilience shift by promoting resilience engineering as a new approach that challenges old paradigms. 

This is the first call in a series of thematic calls for research proposals, aimed at supporting our agenda setting. The theme for this call is: "Scoping studies for consolidating knowledge on resilience between and within critical infrastructure sectors".

The studies for this call will map the pathways from where engineering practice for resilience is today (baselining) and the key gaps. The studies will be drawn together to create a roadmap from current practice to where we want to be in 2021.

Who can apply

We welcome applications from all professionals globally with an interest and background in resilience and who can contribute towards this exciting programme.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the following forms and return to resilience.engineering@arup.com by 12 noon on 10 February 2017.

Please refer to the "Terms of Reference" document for further information on the goals, guidelines, submission process, proposed budget, eligibility, and selection process of the call for proposals; and the "Annex" for details on the different thematic areas of the call.

We also invite you to join our LinkedIn group in which you are encouraged to share ideas about this call for proposals and resilience engineering."

The winners and the funding

A panel of experts will evaluate entries based on relevance on engineering practice in the critical infrastructure sectors of water (and food), transportation, healthcare, communications and energy, including cross-sectorial interdependencies. They should contribute to our understanding globally, particularly international rather than national concerns. The proposals will take into account the overall geographical and sectorial coverage of the portfolio of projects. We anticipate funding 5-10 studies from a total budget of £150,000.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications – 10 February 2017
  • Funding decisions made – 28 February 2017
  • Project start date – 15 March 2017

Should you have any questions about the call, please contact resilience.engineering@arup.com.

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    The JPRE is an opportunity to accelerate the resilience shift by promoting resilience engineering as a new approach that challenges old paradigms.