Statements of Need for Mid-range Facilities

EPSRC offers an annual opportunity to submit Statements of Need for Mid-range Facilities in support of excellent Engineering and Physical Sciences research. Statements of Need should originate from the research community that will benefit from the facility rather than deriving from individual groups or institutions.

Communities who wish to apply for a new Mid-range Facility in the future are encouraged to work with the appropriate EPSRC theme from an early stage. Any new facilities must register their intent to submit using the electronic 'Intent to submit' form below.

All Statements of Need must use the electronic Statement of Need template provided as a web-form below.

All submissions of Statements of Need will be tensioned against each other and against the current EPSRC Mid-range Facilities portfolio. At the end of this process, EPSRC will decide which facilities will go forward to an OJEU tender process to award new contracts.

The next opportunity of this type will be published in 2015.

Key dates

Activity Date
Intention to Submit (new facilities only) 25 August 2014
Feedback of internal sift decision (new facilities only) 01 September 2014
Submission deadline 15 October 2014
PI response (10 working days) Early December 2014
Prioritisation panel January 2014



Intent To Submit form

Statement Of Need form