Provisional plan of activities organised by approximately when calls may be issued. Details of activities may change closer to the time. We plan to update this list roughly every three months.
Following on from previous successful calls in Manufacturing Fellowships, a new call will be launched around March 2014. Manufacturing Fellowships are aimed at those currently employed in a research capacity within industry who wish to become leaders in an academic environment, or those who have a track record in industry but have recently moved to academia. Unlike previous calls, this round will ask for full proposals straight away rather than going through an expression of interest stage. More information will follow soon.
Energy Resilient Manufacturing
The Manufacturing the Future theme wishes to support research reducing the risks associated with the need for energy in manufacturing processes, providing resilience though novel systems, strategies and technology. The call will support small, feasibility-style projects that help develop innovative, exciting ideas on energy usage in manufacturing. Further information will follow.
Manufacturing Advanced Functional Materials
The Manufacturing the Future theme will be inviting applications for large research programmes that focus on accelerating the manufacture of advanced functional materials.
Following the Re-Distributed Manufacturing Workshop held in November 2013, there will be a call for networks in early 2014. These will aim to develop the research agenda, undertake initial feasibility studies and engage the research and user communities. Further information will follow.
Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis – see further information on the application and peer review process.