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Calls

  • Building Collaboration at the Physics of Life Interface
  • This is the first of two calls for proposals from a UKRI Physics of Life fund to support internationally leading research that requires collaborative, interdisciplinary working to address key challenges at the interface of physics and the life sciences. This UKRI call, led by EPSRC with support from BBSRC and MRC, is making available up to £15 million, to include £13.2 million of resource funding and £1.8 million of capital funding.

    Please note that there is an "intent to submit" stage to this call, which must be submitted via the online form on the call page by 16:00 on 15 January 2019.

  • Airguide Photonics Collaboration Fund Call for Research Proposals
  • The EPSRC-funded Programme Grant Airguide Photonics includes a Collaboration Fund to enable the inclusion of new partners to bring additional value to the programme. Initial engagement will be via short research projects that support the objectives of the programme. UK-based academic researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects valued up to £50,000 (exceptionally up to £100,000), which directly or indirectly contribute to the key areas of the Airguide programme and which add benefit to the overall aims of the project.

  • Telling Tales of Engagement Competition 2018
  • The Digital Economy (DE) Theme is running a competition designed to help capture and promote the impact that your Research Council funded digital economy research is having. Three prizes of £10,000 are available to support researchers to further tell the story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.

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Case studies

  • Spin-out's sale could help transform diabetes treatment
  • Spin-out's sale could help transform diabetes treatment
  • The recent acquisition of Ziylo, a University of Bristol spin-out company rooted in leading-edge EPSRC-funded chemistry research, could mark a major turning-point in the drive to develop safer, more effective treatment of diabetes.

  • Skeleton athlete design wins triple Olympic gold
  • Skeleton athlete design wins triple Olympic gold
  • In February 2018, Lizzy Yarnold sped to gold medal success in the skeleton event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics – repeating her triumph four years earlier at the Sochi games in Russia. But her double achievement was not just a reward for her dedication and athleticism, it was also a triumph for UK engineering design.

  • Fast-track algorithms drive F1/Supercar success
  • Fast-track algorithms drive F1/Supercar success
  • A long-standing R&D collaboration between Professor Malcolm Smith, from the University of Cambridge, and legendary British supercar maker and Formula One giant, McLaren, has led to revolutionary suspension technology now employed in all Formula One cars, and which could have wider applications, such as in the railways of the future.

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Events

  • UK – Japan Nuclear Decommissioning Workshop
  • The JUNO network, EPSRC and the Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA) of Japan are sponsoring a UK - Japan workshop to build bilateral collaboration in radioactive waste management and decommissioning.

  • EPSRC Digital Health Workshop 25 October 2017
  • A workshop held in October 2017 to explore the challenges in digital healthcare.

  • Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy Research (IVUGER)
  • This event will establish the first network of diverse women working on heat de-carbonisation research.  You will meet and be mentored by diverse experienced females from academia, industry and policy making.  Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a second event which builds on the networks gained in this event, and have an opportunity to collaborate to prepare a proposal for seed funding which we will award (up to £12,000) during a two-day residential writing retreat in March 2019. We will provide support and feedback on your grant applications.

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EPSRC Blog

  • A bit of mathematics is good for your health
  • A bit of mathematics is good for your health
  • Dr Kyle Wedgwood discusses his research career and his work at the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare at Exeter University.

  • Making the Right Trousers
  • Making the Right Trousers
  • Professor Johnathan Rossiter from the University of Bristol discusses the wearable robotic 'Smart Trousers' his team are developing to support the mobility and independence of older and disabled people.

  • Giving everyone the means of research, invention and innovation at university
  • Giving everyone the means of research, invention and innovation at university
  • The Imperial College Advanced Hackspace brings together academics from many different disciplines, to meet, socialise and collaborate. Co-directors Professor Oscar Ces, Dr Billy Wu and Dr Nick Jones explain what the Hackspace does, and how it came about.

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