Strategic Equipment Scheme - Maximising existing equipment sharing in physical sciences

For the next two rounds of the Strategic Equipment scheme, the Physical Sciences Theme is issuing an open invite for applicants to submit outline proposals aimed at promoting and supporting increased usage of existing items of equipment. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the added value of the funds for increasing usage, and the demand for this.

The funds should predominantly benefit physical sciences researchers in EPSRC's remit, and be additional to current provision. Applications may cover equipment use at the departmental, faculty, institutional, regional, or national levels. Single items or suites of equipment will be considered.

The Theme may extend the invitation to further rounds. If not, applicants should continue to contact the theme to be considered for invite.