The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has issued a call for proposals for novel and creative engineering research to tackle challenges within healthcare. Assistive technology, Medical Imaging and Acute treatment technologies are highlighted as areas requiring additional research and development to maximise the benefits to the UK. There will be a strong focus on high quality adventurous engineering research that draws on the strengths of the UK research community. Applicants should consider how their proposal will realise stimulating research with potentially transformative impacts on healthcare.
EPSRC expects to fund individual research projects that are expected to vary in size and duration according to the demands of the proposed research, of up to £1M and up to three years in duration. A two-stage process (with expressions of interest and full proposal stages) will be used to allocate the funding. This call seeks expressions of interest to submit a full proposal.
Prospective applicants will need to complete an expression of interest form by 16.00 on Monday 28th May 2012.
The expressions of interest received will be assessed at an expert short listing panel in June and those aligned appropriately with the scope and criteria of the call will be invited to submit full proposals. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 16.00 on 28th May 2012. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by late June 2012. The deadline for submission of a full proposal will be early August 2012 which will be peer reviewed, with the expectation that funding decisions will be made by early December 2012.
Please visit the call page for further guidance and the full call document.