These are intended to provide short-term funding to test and try out ideas in preparation for writing full fellowship or grant applications.
PDRAs are invited to apply for funding, in particular to buy out 3-6 months of their time to work on their own projects or to undertake secondments in international labs and industrial companies. An important aspect of this secondment activity is the translation of software so that it can be used robustly and reliably in industry.
The Platform team also organises sandpit events designed to stimulate projects oriented in a particular strategic direction.
A list of projects already funded under PRISM can be found here.