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Oxford has been awarded £600,000 from the EPSRC for capital equipment for engineering and physical science researchers in the early stages of their career. The deadline for applications was Monday 10 December 2018.
Internal awards are available for capital equipment to support the career development of early career researchers (ECRs) working within the EPSRC remit research areas. The equipment might benefit ECRs in any of the following ways:
Awards are available for early career researchers to cover the cost of capital equipment items over £10,000 and up to a maximum of £400,000 (inclusive of VAT). It is expected that the number of ECRs benefiting from the equipment, and the scale of that benefit, is proportionate with the cost of the equipment (ie items towards the higher end of the scale must show significant impact on ECRs).
Equipment must provide clear support primarily to early career researchers, with benefit to the wider academic community a secondary benefit. The award holder must be an early career researcher.
In the context of this call early career researchers are defined as those who are currently eligible to apply to, or have been eligible to apply to in the past eight years, EPSRC New Investigator Awards, First Grants, Early Career Fellowships, Career Acceleration Fellowships, Challenging Engineering and Healthcare Technology Challenge Awards.
Equipment must support research that is very clearly centred in EPSRC’s remit.