Attract, Retain and Grow

Making Engineering and Physical Sciences research a domain for all in the North of England

COVID-19 Statement

Please be advised that due to changes relating to COVID-19, and the restrictions imposed by the UK Government on non-essential travel and social contact, we anticipate that some activities in this project may be delivered online or at a later date than originally planned. We are continuing to work to provide online alternatives where appropriate and will keep you updated with the changing situation. Unfortunately there may also be a short delay in processing applications for the project.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time, for further advice on COVID-19 please visit the UK Government Coronavirus page. For guidelines specific to your organisation, please visit your institutional webpages. We thank you for your patience at this time.

The Northern Power Inclusion Matters project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project will help shape an actively inclusive culture in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) community in the North of England. This will support, drive and sustain greater equality for all, including people of different genders, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities.

Why should I take part?

  • Are you an EPS researcher who feels under-represented in your discipline?
  • Do you feel disadvantaged regarding the opportunities available to you?
  • Do you feel unsupported or misunderstood?

We are offering a multifaceted programme encompassing five main activities to support early career researchers (ECR) from under-represented groups in STEM. If you are interested in taking part in any of the activities listed below, please follow the link ‘Register‘, which can be found at the top of each page.


University Partners

Durham University



Industry Partners

Northumbrian Water
Siemens Gamesa
Stanley Black and Decker