Feasibility Studies in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Challenges

The EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Hub is offering funding for up to eight feasibility studies to conduct research at TRL 1 to 3. Industry partner support can be used to include research at TRL 4. Proposals should be in topic areas consistent with the aims and complementary to the activity of the Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Hub. The feasibility study should examine a topic that is ambitious and high risk and the proposal should identify key challenges and research questions not currently being addressed. Proposals must offer a step-change in Compound Semiconductor manufacturing and be co-created with an industry partner.

The call is open to all UK academics eligible to receive EPSRC funding. Funding is available for up to eight feasibility studies. Each award will be limited to £40,000 at 80% FEC for up to six months. Follow on funding of up to £120,000 (at 80% FEC) will be available for up to four of the feasibility studies.

Further details, including how to apply, can be found at CS Hub website. The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 March 2018 at 16:00.