United States

We work closely with the UK Research and Innovation US office, established in 2007 to identify and facilitate new UK-US research collaborations across the breadth of the research base. With their help we have undertaken a number of joint initiatives with US funding partners, including the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Defence and the US Department of Energy.

Highlights of our work with the US

  • EPSRC is a partner in the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) programme, led by the US Department of Defense, in collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defence
  • Nuclear energy university programs (NEUP) - EPSRC has sponsored UK researchers' involvement in several rounds of this initiative led by the US Department of Energy, which supports nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at US colleges and universities
  • US-UK sustainable materials for energy collaborative research projects, supported under the NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) programme, in partnership with ESRC and NSF
  • EPSRC was a partner in the NSF initiatives in materials and chemistry known as the 'Materials World Network' and 'Collaboration in Chemistry'. EPSRC supported 40 proposals worth over £11.5 million through these schemes