Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research


EPSRC seeks expressions of interest for a refresh of the membership of the early career forum (ECF) for academic researchers in the scope of the Manufacturing the Future challenge theme. Applicants should have a strong focus on advancing the UK’s international reputation in manufacturing research, be open to developing inter-disciplinary research agendas, and have an interest in participating in research policy development.

Members of the Early Career Forum will have the opportunity to interact with other early career researchers from across the breadth of engineering and the physical sciences, forming new professional networks that may generate future innovative research programmes. Forum members will also have targeted opportunities to participate in EPSRC strategic advisory activities, interact with senior staff of the EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, and will receive insight into, and practical advice relating to, UK funding body policy and practice.

This is not a call for a direct funding opportunity, but rather an expression of interest for membership of the Manufacturing the Future Early Career Research Forum.

Submitting an Application

Applicants should submit on line below and attaching all required documentation - C.V. and Statement of Support by the call deadline of 12:00am on Thursday 01 May 2014.

Key dates

Activity Date
Call launched January 2014
Closing date for expressions of interest 01 May 2014, 12:00am
Short-listing panel for expressions of interest Early June 2014
Applicants informed of outcomes Early July 2014
First meeting for new members of the Early Career Forum 22 September 2014