Second Call for Feasibility Studies: EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

Posted 13 October 2017

Closing date: 30 November 2017

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is offering funding for up to two feasibility studies to conduct research at TRL 1 to 3. Proposals are invited in two distinct areas; 1) Recycling and Waste Reduction and 2) Microwave Processing. The feasibility study should examine a subject area that is ambitious and high risk, identifying key challenges and research questions not currently being addressed.

Proposals must offer a fundamental step-change in composites manufacturing, rather than focusing on the development of next-generation materials. Proposals that do not address one of these two areas outlined above will not be funded.

This call is open to all UK academics and is the primary mechanism for new collaborators to engage with the Hub. Awards are limited to £50,000 at 80% FEC, for up to a maximum of six months. Successful applicants are expected to attract significant new industrial support for follow-on funding, which will form a strategic part of future Hub activities. Access to further Hub funding may be released if feasibility is demonstrated, with the potential for the lead institution to become a Spoke member.