Nature computes better

Clarification questions

Answering your questions

Ahead of submitting your application, we encourage you to read our funding FAQs and our opportunity seed FAQs. If you still have questions related to the Nature Computes Better opportunity seed funding call, please reach out to

We’ll update this page twice a week with answers.

Nb: clarification questions should be submitted no later than 14.04.24 at 00:00 BST. Clarification questions received after this date will not be reviewed. 

“I applied for this opportunity seed previously but was not shortlisted. Am I eligible to apply again with the same project (but modified proposal)?”

You are eligible to apply again to the Nature Computes Better funding call, provided your idea is in scope of the criteria of the specific funding call. However, we would encourage you to only submit proposals that are materially different from any previously unsuccessful proposals.

If you are intending to re-submit, we recommend reading the general feedback on applications received in Round 1 here.


“Please send a list of funded projects from Round 1 of opportunity seed funding for Nature Computes Better space.”

We have selected our shortlisted applicants and are currently in the process of negotiating contracts/grants. Until these contracts/grants are signed we are unable to share further details. 

Once they are signed, we will be publishing information on who we have awarded funding to. In addition, as part of our transparency data, a list of our signed contracts and grants (over the value of £25k) will be published on our website at the end of every quarter.


“I wanted to find out if we, as a catapult and RTO, are allowed 100% FEC?”

ARIA funds at 100%. There are a three different options for how you could include overheads/indirect costs in your proposal, detailed as below:

  1. Full Economic Costs – this should be in line with the TRAC method.
  2. 25% on Employee costs and 5% on external costs.
  3. Your own methodology – if you choose this method we will ask for evidence of how this is calculated.