Manufacturing advanced functional materials
EPSRC are inviting research proposals from consortia across the engineering and physical sciences communities to address the manufacturing research challenges in developing applications, production technologies and future processes that incorporate advanced functional materials.
EPSRC are expecting to commit up to £10 million on large, long term (up to five years), multidisciplinary programmes that capitalise on the UK’s growing research capability in functional materials and identify the most promising pathways for scale-up to applications and devices of these innovative materials. A two-stage process will be used to allocate the funding. This first stage of the call seeks expressions of interest to submit a full proposal. The submitted expressions of interests will be assessed at a short-listing panel in May 2014 and those that align appropriately with the scope for this call will be invited for the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals will be in July 2014 and these will be peer reviewed during the summer. Funding decisions are expected to be made in Autumn 2014.
The expression of interest form can be found at the bottom of this page.
|Call launched on web (expressions of interest (EoI) stage)||11 February 2014|
|Closing date for EoI||16:00 15 April 2014|
|Short-listing panel||Early May 2014|
|Applicants invited for full proposal||Mid-May 2014|
|Closing date for draft equipment business case||04 June 2014|
|Closing date for full proposals||End July 2014|
|Postal peer review||Aug-Sept 2014|
|Assessment (interview) panel||End October 2014|
|Grants announced||December 2015|
|Strategic Equipmenet Panel||January 2015|
|Expected start date||01 February 2015|