Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research
In May 2012, EPSRC launched a call for expressions of interest for membership of a newly-constituted forum of early career academic researchers in the scope of the Manufacturing the future challenge theme.
The call specified that applicants should have a strong focus on advancing the UK's international reputation in manufacturing research, be open to developing inter-disciplinary research agendas, and have an interest in participating in research policy development.
Forum membership was determined after an open application and peer review process. In response to the high levels of interest in being part of the Forum, EPSRC will look to refresh and renew the membership of the Forum every 18 months, ten at a time.