Manufacturing the future: Call for investigator-led research projects
The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future challenge theme invites investigator-led proposals which address key research challenges facing manufacturing in the UK today. In an effort to increase the theme's long term ambition to increase the number of investigator led research, the theme will issue a series of batching dates during 2017 and 2018 for investigator-led proposals. Submitted proposals will either be considered at a manufacturing-focused prioritisation panel (if there is sufficient demand) or via a separate list at an Engineering panel.
To be considered for a panel in autumn 2017 proposals should be submitted before 31 July 2017. To be considered for the panel in early 2018 proposals should be submitted by 03 October 2017.
A Manufacturing Panel will be held in early 2018 to align with a parallel highlight notice (to be announced separately).
Proposals submitted after these dates, or those that do not have sufficient reviews in time for the panel, will be assessed by the most appropriate panel at a later date.
The Manufacturing the Future theme has prioritised funding to support investigator-led research projects in manufacturing, with up to £3.2 million available (dependent on demand and quality of proposals).
First grants as well as standard research proposals are invited. To maintain continuity during the two stage process, fellowship proposals will continue to be assessed at the most appropriate capability theme panel. All proposals will be assessed in accordance with standard EPSRC procedure.