Feasibility Studies

The EPSRC Future Manufacturing CMAC Research Hub is offering funding to support four Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1 – 4. The funding is available for novel short-term research studies of advanced manufacturing technologies to complement the current Hub research programme of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing. This call seeks to support studies primarily aligned with innovative approaches to digital design and application of advanced measurements.

Funding Available

The maximum funding available for each funded project is £60k for a duration of up to 6 months.  Where feasible applicants are encouraged to propose a co-funding model to extend project duration up to a maximum of 12 months.  The £60k represents 80% of the Full Economic Cost (FEC).  Institutions are requested to itemise bills based on 100% FEC and then invoice at 80% FEC.

Eligibility

This call is open to all UK academic institutions (including existing Hub and Spoke institutions), where applicants must be eligible to hold an EPSRC grant. If you need guidance on eligibility, please visit the website here. 

How to apply

Prior to submitting a written application please contact Hub Programme Manager, Dr Andrea Johnston to express interest. Expression of interest should be no more than 1 page of A4 submitted by email outlining research area and track record of applicants. Applicants will be notified by Friday 18th September if they should submit an application.

Key Dates

Activity

Date

Call Launched

Thursday 20 August 2020

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Closing Date for Applications

Thursday 1 October 2020

Evaluation of Applications By

Friday 16 October 2020

Awards Announced

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Projects must start within 3 months of receipt of the offer letter

Contacts

For further details please contact the Hub Programme Manager, Dr Andrea Johnston  or Hub Director, Prof Alastair Florence