The 30 latest news items from EPSRC. Additional news items are available in the year they were issued.
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training - results of outline call
EPSRC received an excellent response to the outline call with 356 proposals submitted from 56 universities.
Thumbs-up for new keyboard design
A new keyboard design to rival QWERTY will allow faster thumb typing on touchscreen devices
Reading the Unreadable
'Unopenable' scrolls will yield their secrets to new X-ray system
Phones, probes and sensors to transform healthcare
Innovative healthcare projects benefit from £32 million investment.
Oxford and Royal Holloway to train cyber security graduates
Two new EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in cyber security based in Oxford and London, that will provide the next generation of researchers and leaders in the field, are announced today by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.
Queen’s Award for Exeter spin-out
Simpleware, a company set up to commercialise EPSRC-supported research wins The Queen's Award for Enterprise for the second year running
EPSRC announces new council members
Three new members have been appointed to EPSRC’s Council by Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, MP
Willetts announces £85 million research capital fund
EPSRC invites capital bids to £85 million fund to increase research base for advanced materials, grid-scale energy storage, robotics & autonomous systems
On-going refresh of fellowship priority areas
A new bi-annual process has been introduced from 1 April 2013.
PhD training given £84 million boost
David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science announces that EPSRC is investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs). This round of DTGs includes £10 million for Doctoral Prizes.
Independent panel chair sets out plans
Dr Suzanne Fortier, Chair of the independent panel charged with reviewing how EPSRC obtains and utilises strategic advice, reports on how the review will be conducted and the proposed areas it will examine.
Website user survey now open
To help us ensure we are delivering the online service our users require, EPSRC would like to hear from users of our website.
Welcome address from Strategic Advisory Team Conference
On 18 and 19 March 2013, EPSRC’s Strategic Advisory Teams came together to provide input into future challenges and share ideas.
Growth stories App of science and engineering research launched
Keep updated with the latest science research with EPSRC’s new app
Early career researcher scoops the top awards at SET for Britain
Dr Valeska Ting from the University of Bath wins prestigious prizes for engineering research
UK's Second Cyber Research Institute launched
The new Research Institute will investigate ways of automatically analysing and verifying computer software to improve cyber security.
Update on the 2013 Centres for Doctoral Training Call
EPSRC is seeking to invest £350 million in Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) to address priority areas.
A reminder to put forward your questions for the Strategic Advisory Team conference
On 18 and 19 March 2013, EPSRC's Strategic Advisory Teams are getting together to provide input into future challenges and share ideas. We invite you to put forward any questions you would like answered at the end of the Conference.
Inspiring science at The Big Bang Fair
Visit EPSRC's stand at The Big Bang Fair 2013
Revolutionary imaging software offers more detailed, clearer scans of heart conditions
Innovative software has been developed that greatly enhances the detail quality and field of view of conventional ultrasound images.
Research rising to meet Global Challenges
£47 million investment in innovative engineering projects and a UK/US international partnership, announced by the UK's Science Minister, will bring leading engineers and scientists together to address some of the world's major engineering challenges.
Challenging Engineers Films
This week's Global Grand Challenges Summit will see leading international engineering thinkers and innovators sharing ideas with the next generation of engineers and policy-makers on how to solve the world's most pressing challenges.
Presentation by Professor David Delpy at EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team Conference
Your questions answered
Engineering the future of healthcare - from brain mapping to smarter limb prostheses
A £12.2 million investment in 15 creative engineering research projects, that can deliver major advances in healthcare, is announced today by the EPSRC.
The recent EPSRC Connect publication included an article about the decision to commission two independent reviews. This provides a short update on progress regarding review panel membership.
Research into robotic technology powers self-drive car
A self-drive car, developed by EPSRC-funded scientists at Oxford University,was widely featured in the media recently with coverage on the BBC, SKY and ITV evening news programmes.
Clouds, crowds and games to improve UK manufacturing
Research which uses ICT developments to improve UK manufacturing competitiveness received grants of £12 million today from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
£21 million for new Centres for Innovative Manufacturing
Four new research centres in electronics, lasers in production processes, medical devices and food production, are awarded £21 million as part of a £45 million investment package announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.
Research to make UK manufacturing flexible and adaptable
Six new research projects awarded £12.2 million by EPSRC to explore more flexible and adaptive manufacturing technology and systems as part of a £45 million investment package announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.
EPSRC announces £4.7 million for Ground and Structural Engineering projects
Three-year engagement programme results in new projects to help protect major infrastructure; provide greater confidence in the durability of composites for use in civil engineering industries and develop new self-healing materials for construction.