Underpinning multi-user equipment
(The diagram below demonstrates the EPSRC approach to equipment funding; the most appropriate scheme or schemes to apply for are expressed as a function of the scale (from single user to national facility) and the nature of the equipment (from essential underpinning equipment to the cutting edge of innovation). Further details of each of the schemes are described in the following sections.)
Underpinning equipment can include renewals, upgrades, capacity building and lower specification or workhorse kit. EPSRC will fund this type of equipment through targeted activities subject to available funds. Investments in underpinning equipment may be informed by equipment roadmaps and areas for intervention may be prioritised using EPSRC strategies.