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EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is proud to be supporting this year’s Global Grand Challenges Summit, the second in a series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US, and Chinese academies of Engineering. 

Five-year Established Career Fellowship awarded to chemistry professor to research the production of plastics.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed Professor Charlotte Deane as Deputy Executive Chair.

Five new networks will help to tackle climate change by removing barriers to low carbon transport in the UK, ranging from commercial flights using electric airplanes to decarbonised freight transport and hydrogen-fuelled cars.

Following on from our March 2019 workshop in Manchester, the new NERC Digital Environment team will be holding a series of regional workshops in October ahead of the next phase of the SPF Constructing a Digital Environment Programme.

Research ties between the UK and USA have been further strengthened through a lead agency opportunity that will boost collaboration between mathematical sciences communities in the two nations.

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is welcoming applications for membership of its strategic advisory bodies.

Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems, construction projects to image unmapped voids like old mine workings, and cameras that will let vehicles ‘see’ around corners are just some of the developments already taking place in the UK.

Pioneering new partnerships have been launched to speed up the production of medicines, utilise Artificial Intelligence to complete household tasks, develop ultra-high strength alloys for the automotive industry and create new materials that will not make a noise underwater, reducing its harmful impact on marine wildlife.

Established research leaders will be supported to inspire, enable and facilitate greater equality, diversity and inclusion across the physical sciences research community through a new initiative launched today 8 July 2019.

A survey says a fifth of parents in the UK would like to see robotics taught as part of the school curriculum, as scientists prepare for UK Robotics Week.

Professor of Mathematics and former EPSRC SAT chair is made a CBE for services to mathematical sciences.

Lynn Gladden, EPSRC Executive Chair, would like to meet with the engineering and physical sciences community through a series of town meetings.

Researchers at the University of Bristol are working on a project to develop wearable rehabilitative devices that can help disabled people sit, stand and walk in comfort. 

EPSRC researchers are given a 12-month membership of the Women’s Engineering Society to mark the organisation’s centenary.

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach

EPSRC today published its delivery plan in concert with those of the other research councils that form UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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An image of a Syrian refugee using virtual reality to help researchers design a shelter has been chosen as the winner in the 2019 national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation.

Recognising that the research funding landscape is busy and complex we have added an Investment Timeline to our website to help with your forward planning for grant applications.

In its first ever funding round, the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) is investing £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health.

Potential of UK electronics industry will be explored with new and improved network of academics.

People who generate their own power through solar panels and wind turbines may soon be able to decide where to distribute their excess energy, rather than back to the National Grid.

Revolutionary pill that patients can swallow to help doctors detect disease in the gut is a finalist in the humanitarian category in the 2019 Global Engineering Impact Awards.

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