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EPSRC’s Latest Calls for Proposals.

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This is EPSRC’s email alert of the latest calls for proposals.

Advanced materials for nuclear fission

This call is for collaborative research projects that investigate new advanced materials for use in radioactive environments in current and future nuclear power stations.

Closing date: 21 August 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/advancedmaterialsfornuclearfission/

Contrails:  finding, understanding and countering crime in the cloud

Working with the Metropolitan Police Service and the National Crime Agency, EPSRC and ESRC are jointly requesting proposals for a research Centre which will improve understanding of, and responses to, criminal activities and behaviour in the cloud.

Closing date: 16 September 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/contrails/

EPSRC-JSPS core-to-core collaboration in spintronics and advanced materials

EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for participation in the JSPS Core-to-Core scheme in the area of spintronics and advanced materials.

Closing date: 18 July 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/epsrcjspscollabs/

Scheme to recognise Academic Centres of Excellence for Cyber Security Research

On behalf of partners across the UK Government, EPSRC is inviting applications from UK Universities who would like to be recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR.) This is the third and final call in the initial phase of this scheme.

Closing date: 12 December 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/acecsr3rdcall/


Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/areas/

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis – further information on the application and peer review process http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/peerreviewprocess/

Present a poster at the 3rd Manufacturing the Future Conference!

Are you working in the area of manufacturing for the future? Would you like to share your exciting research with others working in your field? The call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 3rd Manufacturing of the Future Conference is now open!

Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations from all areas of manufacturing research are welcome with focus in the following four sub-theme areas:

  • Innovative production processes
  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Frontier Manufacturing
  • Sustainable industrial systems

Abstracts in the following areas are particularly welcome:

  • Energy usage and manufacturing
  • Industrial biotechnologies, interfacing with BBSRC research
  • Manufacturing of advanced and functional materials
  • Unconventional approaches to manufacturing
  • Advanced functional materials for manufacturing
  • Autonomous informatics

Participants are invited to submit abstracts online for oral and poster presentations before 31 May 2014.

EPSRC Call: UK Japan collaboration in civil nuclear power

epsrc logoThe EPRSC, in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) are looking for collaborative research proposals in severe nuclear accident studies and environmental safety.

This call seeks to support two projects, one in severe accidents and one in environmental safety. The project are to be of fixed duration of approximately two and a half years, having a fixed start date of 17th November 2014 and an end date of 31st March 2016, in order to accommodate the Japanese funding cycle.

This call is the first phase of this new collaboration which will be a springboard for deeper and larger collaborations in the future.

Proposals should be submitted by the 19th June, and for further information please see the call document below: UK Japan Civil Nuclear Research Programme (PDF 135KB)

Launch of EPSRC Awards Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

To celebrate the incredible innovation that has taken place over recent decades and, in particular, the researchers who have led that innovation, EPSRC, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering are launching the RISE awards – Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers.

An independent judging panel will select their top 10 established inspirational scientists and engineers from nominees put forward by universities, industry, professional bodies and learned institutes. Each of these ten will then nominate someone they see as a future world-class talent.

EPSRC is at the heart of UK innovation, generating the fundamental knowledge that fuels economic and social prosperity and investing in the skilled people who drive research forward. Together with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the EPSRC supports the very best researchers throughout their careers by fostering their ambition, innovation and adventure.

For more information, please visit the EPSRC’s website.

EPSRC: ICT Early Career Researcher Workshops

As part of the EPSRC’s commitment to support the development of early career researchers, EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme is inviting expressions of interest from early career ICT researchers to attend one of two workshops that will be held in Oxford and Glasgow in February 2014.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive advice on funding opportunities, strategic priorities, grant writing and the peer review process from EPSRC staff and research leaders in ICT.
  • Engage with EPSRC staff on the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
  • Consider and debate the impact of ICT research and responsible innovation in ICT research.
  • Form new connections with colleagues from across the ICT research landscape.

Each workshop will be residential and run across a two-day period to allow participants sufficient time for in-depth discussions and to maximise networking opportunities.

Overnight accommodation for the first day of the workshop and meals during the workshop will be provided. However, EPSRC is unable to reimburse participant’s travel or other expenses.


We anticipate that this event will be of greatest interest to ICT researchers that have completed a PhD (or equivalent qualification) within the previous ten years and are eligible to hold an EPSRC grant. However, we do not wish to be prescriptive based on years of post-doctoral experience and welcome applications from prospective participants with a different pattern of academic experience, early career researchers based in industry and postdoctoral research assistants.


Early career ICT researchers wishing to participate in either the Oxford or Glasgow workshop should apply by completing and submitting online, the Expression of Interest form before 16:00 on Friday 3 January 2014.

Submission of a complete expression of interest form will be taken as a commitment that you are available for the entire duration of your preferred workshop and will attend if selected.


Completed expression of interest forms will be assessed by a panel of EPSRC staff. The panel will select participants on the basis of the justification for attendance provided in the completed expression of interest form, while also seeking to ensure the participants are a representative cross-section of the ICT research community by research expertise and institutional representation.

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Decisions on attendance will be communicated to applicants by email in the week commencing 13 January 2014.