The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services is offering funding for feasibility studies in the field of through-life engineering services. Through-life Engineering Services are technical services that are necessary to guarantee required and predictable performance of a complex engineering system throughout its expected operational life with the optimum whole life cost. The feasibility studies should examine a subject area in the field, review activity in it, identify key challenges and research questions not currently being addressed and develop full proposals for funding by established routes. Awardees are expected to attract significant new industrial support and the subsequent major award will form a strategic part of the Centre activities. Awards are limited to £20,000 at 80% FEC and to a maximum duration of six months.
How to apply
Feasibility study applications should be submitted to Professor Rajkumar Roy, the National Centre Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), and copied to Andy Shaw, the National Centre Manager (email@example.com).
|First Call Launched||14 May 212|
|Closing date for applications||30 June 2012|
|Evaluation of applications by the Centre Executive Committee||13 July 2012|
|Grants announced and feedback given by||30 July 2012|
|Expected start of the projects by||15th August 2012|
- Call for Feasibility Study Proposals – Call document (PDF 94KB)
Full call document including background, eligibility, how to apply and guidance.