As part of the EPSRC Digitalised Surface Manufacturing Network Plus award we have a flexible fund for fundamental research and feasibility studies. We will fund up to nine Fundamental Research and Feasibility Studies.
- Studies may range in duration from 3 to 9 months.
- Of the potential nine studies to be funded, we propose to fund 4 studies up to £25k each and the remaining studies up to £5k each; each study will be funded at 80% fEC as per EPSRC guidelines and must be completed before the end of 2021.
The aim of the feasibility studies is to enable cross-disciplinary research in digitalisation and surface manufacturing. Thus, to be eligible for funding a proposal must demonstrate the potential to significantly improve the technology level of a coating or coating process in relation to digitalisation. Proposals must focus on or address challenges at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs 1-3), again in line with EPSRC funding, although building a demonstrative prototype of such technology is also appropriate.
All applications need to be submitted through the Digitalised Surface Manufacturing website. For further information and submission details please see the Digitalised Surface Manufacturing website.