Mid-range Facility Statements of Community Need (2017)
This is the third call for Statements of Community Need for new and existing Mid-range Facilities that will support excellent engineering and physical sciences research.
Statements of Community Need should be led by an individual but co-created by a research community. Research communities are asked to submit one Statement of Community Need only for any proposed facility.
All Statements of Community Need, for both new and existing facilities, will be tensioned against each other and the current EPSRC Mid-range Facilities portfolio. At the end of this process, the Statements of Community Need will be prioritized and EPSRC will decide which facilities will be supported. In most cases this will be through an independent Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) tender process.
Communities who wish to apply for a new Mid-range Facility should work with the appropriate EPSRC theme(s) from an early stage. Any new facilities must register their intent to submit using the electronic "Intent to submit" form provided on this page. The form must be submitted to EPSRC by 16:00 on 07 June 2017.
Full Statements of Community Need for new facilities will not be accepted where EPSRC has not received and approved the "Intent to submit". The appropriate EPSRC theme may contact applicants at this stage, and work with them to avoid duplications and ensure that the proposed facility would optimally support excellent quality research in engineering and physical sciences, as well as fit the overall strategy of EPSRC and the respective theme.
Current Mid-range Facilities with contracts coming to an end in 2017 and 2018 must submit a Statement of Community Need in order to be considered for renewal, but do not need to register their intent to submit. All Statements of Community Need will be tensioned according to the same assessment criteria.