From 01 September 2016, the EPSRC Physical Sciences Theme will be holding combined panel meetings for Standard, First and Fellowship applications. This is a change from the current process where chemistry, materials, and physics applications are considered at separate, parallel meetings. This change is likely to affect some applications submitted in March 2016, and all applications submitted from April 2016 onwards.
Single more frequent meetings will reduce delays; returning funding decisions to applicants more quickly. It will also bring the Theme in line with the other EPSRC Themes' processes, and will result in efficiency savings.