Very- and Ultra-High Field NMR for the physical and life sciences

To maintain the UK's leading position in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for research and development, ca. £20m capital is being made available to procure ultra-high field NMR systems (≥0.95 GHz) and upgrade existing very-high field NMR instruments (≥800 MHz) to support the UK's fundamental and applied research across a range of disciplines within life and physical sciences.

The aim of the investment is to establish a national network of NMR provision at a range of very-high and ultra-high fields and configurations. By creating a networked national infrastructure open to researchers from both academia and industry, the highly-specialised equipment can be managed to maximise usage and outputs, and new collaborations can be enabled and supported. This investment will help to maintain UK leadership across a wide range of research in the fields of chemistry, biology and materials science.

How to apply

Full proposals

Applicants should indicate by email to nmr@rcuk.ac.uk that they intend to submit an application prior to the closing date. This indication of intent to apply should be received by 16:00 on 11 August 2017 and should not include any project information.

Assessment Process

Expert peer review followed by interview

Key Dates:

Activity Date
Call opens 17 May 2017
Deadline for intention to apply 11 August 2017
Deadline for Full Proposals 19 September 2017
Interview Panel November 2017
Funding decision/Grant Announcements December 2017
Grant Start Date April 2018
Capital Funding Spent by March 2021

Contacts:

For general enquiries related to this call please email: nmr@rcuk.ac.uk. If you have a specific enquiry related to a particular Research Council, please contact the relevant person below:

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NERC:

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