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EPSRC Reference: EP/T023635/1
Title: University of Exeter - Core Capital 2019
Principal Investigator: Gow, Professor N
Other Investigators:
Meakin, Dr JR Soeller, Professor C Mallick, Professor TK
Everson, Professor R Liu, Dr Y Corbett, Dr AD
Acreman, Dr DM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Biosciences
Organisation: University of Exeter
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 29 November 2019 Ends: 28 May 2021 Value (£): 269,363
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Biophysics
Materials Characterisation Materials testing & eng.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
05 Nov 2019 EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The University of Exeter has an excellent track record of supporting capital equipment on research grants submitted to EPSRC and other Research Councils and has developed internal processes to ensure high-quality applications are submitted to the EPSRC's Strategic Equipment Process (SEP). Our SEP portfolio is currently £5.4M. This Core Equipment Award provides an excellent opportunity to invest in core equipment at Exeter to support the long-term competitiveness of our EPSRC-research portfolio.

Our strategy for the allocation of funds was to run an open call for expressions of interest based on the criteria provided by EPSRC: Underpinning multi-user equipment; Invest to save; and Co-location of equipment. The scale of the institutional award, £270k, allowed us to consider a breadth of proposals that would not be appropriate for an SEP and have a broader user base than would be expected on standard grants. The opportunity was made available to our full EPSRC-facing community.

A specially convened panel, following an internal call selected 5 items of equipment that will support a broad range of users, underpin science of national importance and that fits with the strategic direction of the host departments.

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