Very- and Ultra-High Field NMR for the physical and life sciences

To maintain the UK's leading position in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for research and development, ca. £20m capital is being made available to procure ultra-high field NMR systems (≥0.95 GHz) and upgrade existing very-high field NMR instruments (≥800 MHz) to support the UK's fundamental and applied research across a range of disciplines within life and physical sciences.

The aim of the investment is to establish a national network of NMR provision at a range of very-high and ultra-high fields and configurations. By creating a networked national infrastructure open to researchers from both academia and industry, the highly-specialised equipment can be managed to maximise usage and outputs, and new collaborations can be enabled and supported. This investment will help to maintain UK leadership across a wide range of research in the fields of chemistry, biology and materials science.

How to apply

Full proposals

Applicants should indicate by email to that they intend to submit an application prior to the closing date. This indication of intent to apply should be received by 16:00 on 11 August 2017 and should not include any project information.

Assessment Process

Expert peer review followed by interview

Key Dates:

Activity Date
Call opens 17 May 2017
Deadline for intention to apply 11 August 2017
Deadline for Full Proposals 19 September 2017
Interview Panel November 2017
Funding decision/Grant Announcements December 2017
Grant Start Date April 2018
Capital Funding Spent by March 2021


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