On behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge, EPSRC are offering up to £20 million for up to four to five centres delivering multidisciplinary research in the area of Digital Manufacturing.
Research should cover both technological and societal aspects, and should be driven by industry-identified challenges.
Applicants must have submitted an expression of interest (EOI) in order to apply to this call.
Full proposals will undergo postal peer review. Applicants receiving supportive reviews will be invited to attend an interview panel. Final funding decisions will be made using a portfolio approach, to ensure coverage across the four innovation themes.
|Deadline for expressions of interest||23 September 2020|
|Full call launched||24 September 2020|
|Deadline for full proposals||17 December 2020 at 16:00|
|Interview panel||12 to 23 April 2021|
|Funding decision||May 2021|
|Earliest grant start date||7 June 2021|
To be eligible, applicants must have submitted an EOI.
Grant duration is fixed at 42 months.
Project partners are mandatory and project partner co-funding contributions (cash or in-kind) must equal at least 25% of the EPSRC contribution at the outset of the centre grant, rising to 60% by the end of the centre grant.
Submissions to the full proposal stage will count towards the repeatedly unsuccessful applicants policy.
For help and advice on costings and writing your proposal please contact your research office in the first instance, allowing sufficient time for your organisation’s submission process.
Any queries regarding the submission of proposals through the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01793 444164 (please refer to the Je-S website for phone line opening hours).
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