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The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future theme invites standard research proposals for consideration at a manufacturing-focused prioritisation panel. A standard Manufacturing panel will be held every quarter (subject to sufficient demand). Proposals for any panel should address key research challenges facing manufacturing in the UK today and in the future. This activity is intended to highlight the theme’s long term ambition to increase the number of investigator- led research ideas we support.

The Manufacturing the Future theme will provide up to £12 million over two funding streams, to support a portfolio of manufacturing-relevant projects from emerging research areas, enabling new, potentially disruptive future manufacturing systems.

A future call for proposals for Natural Language Processing is planned for July 2019. This call recognises that many of the challenges addressed by the natural language processing are collaborative in nature, drawing upon expertise from a range of techniques including, but not limited to, machine learning, semantic techniques, reasoning, statistical analysis and the social sciences. In order to contribute a step change in this area, proposals must contain a new collaboration with one or more interdisciplinary partner (academic or industrial).

This call also encourages a responsible innovation approach in this research area, ensuring the benefits of intelligent technologies can be realised for the UK. 

The UK Research and Innovation Energy Programme, via EPSRC and ESRC, have now funded the Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) as part of the second phase of strategy to support the broad community of researchers and innovators in energy demand in the UK. EPSRC is looking to fund additional research proposals concerning technologies to enable end use energy demand.

This call is to identify and support an in situ Laboratory X-Ray Computed Tomography (XCT) National Research Facility (NRF). The facility will enable world-leading research with the potential for commercial exploitation and ground-breaking impact on the UK economy as well as wider societal benefits. Total funding of up to £10M is available.

EPSRC seeks expressions of interest for the refresh of the membership of the Manufacturing the Future Early Career Forum.

The Digital Economy Theme, led by EPSRC within UKRI, seeks to support four to six research projects which address challenges that lie at the intersection between artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber-security. This includes both security for AI and AI for security, aiming for better and more wide-spread adoption of trusted and secure AI systems across the UK’s digital economy. We expect projects to take a fundamentally applied and interdisciplinary approach, across ICT, DE, social sciences and user communities. The call will be launched in July 2019.

Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) are inclusive, community-wide initiatives bringing together engineering and physical sciences researchers and research software development expertise. CCPs comprise researchers and developers who collaborate on large-scale scientific software development projects, maintenance, distribution, training, and user support. 

EPSRC is offering open access to five Tier-2 High Performance Computing facilities through this call for proposals. The five facilities users can access through this call are: Cirrus, GW4, CSD3, HPC Midlands +, and JADE. Further details on each of these centres can be found in the call document.

This is the sixth call for Statements of Community Need for new and existing National Research Facilities that will support excellent engineering and physical sciences research.  The facilities provide leading edge capabilities and technique development at a national level and/or access to European research facilities.

MAPP, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub, is offering funding for at least 3 feasibility studies to conduct novel research which closely aligns with the Hub’s core research programme: Powders by Design and Process by Design.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has up to £1.5 million available through the Engineering Theme to provide bespoke support to EPSRC researchers in our community to undertake public engagement activities in order to inspire,and interact with the public as well as attract them to Engineering and Physical Sciences. 

A call for proposals to be the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator is open. The Coordinator will receive £150,000 (at 80% FEC) for up to 11 months to engage with the full spectrum of interdisciplinary research and stakeholder communities and design a proposal for an Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub, with up to £3.3m available at the second stage for the Coordinator to lead the integration Hub.

A call for outlines for up to five Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres is open. Centres must conduct interdisciplinary research (from across the remit of UK Research & Innovation Councils) that accelerates understanding and solutions to enable circularity of a resource flow (materials, material systems, products and/or services), including consideration of (multi-) sector contexts.

The Digital Economy (DE) theme intends to launch a ‘Telling Tales of Engagement Competition’ (TTE) in August 2019 to help capture and promote the impact of UKRI funded DE research.

The EPSRC Funded AI3SD Network+ (Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Intelligence for Automated Investigations for Scientific Discovery) is pleased to announce their second Funding Call, with an application deadline of 19th December 2019.

Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience, and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged.

Preparatory access for researchers to test and develop their codes to ensure suitability for the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) Tier-0 systems.

Opportunity for Information and communications technologies researchers to pursue an immersive experience in other disciplines and user environments.

The Healthcare Technologies theme has prioritised funding to support novel investigator-led projects during 2017-18. We are inviting investigator-led proposals and intend to batch these through the year.

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