National Research Facility Statements of Community Need

This is the sixth call for Statements of Community Need for new and existing National Research Facilities that will support excellent engineering and physical sciences research.  The facilities provide leading edge capabilities and technique development at a national level and/or access to European research facilities.

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.  This may be led by a capability/facility owner or by any community leader and must show the need for particular infrastructure capability for the UK research community.  

Communities who wish to apply for a new National Research Facility must contact the appropriate EPSRC theme/s and talk to them in advance of applying.  

This call is not on J-eS and should be applied for via Smart Survey by 31 October 2019.  An e-mail intention to submit is required in advance also.  Applicants must inform EPSRC by July 31 2019 of their intention to apply via e-mail.