Call for Feasibility Studies - EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hubs


The EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hubs in Composites, Compound Semiconductors, Metrology and Photonics have partnered to offer up to £1 million in funding to support a number of feasibility studies at TRLs 1 to 3. The funding is available for novel research in manufacturing technologies pertinent to the priority areas identified by each of the four partner Hubs (see: Scope of the Call within the call document).

The joint call is open to all UK academics eligible to receive EPSRC funding and is the primary mechanism for new academic collaborators to engage with the four Hubs. The partnership is motivated by the possibility for collaborations spanning multiple Hubs, in projects where the research area is of mutual interest to more than one funding partner. In addition to maximising potential research synergies, the joint call also offers projects access to facilities and equipment from all four Hubs (subject to terms and conditions).

Proposals are envisaged to have a maximum duration of six months and maximum value of £62,500 at full Economic Cost (fEC), with funding to be awarded at 80% of fEC.