This research programme seeks to advance high-value applications of redistributed manufacturing research that will transform future deployed medical care capability.
The second call for proposals is now OPEN.
The deadline is 12pm on Friday 2nd July 2021, with the expectation of a Sept 2021 project start date (subject to contract). Projects will last for a maximum of 6 months.
Research proposals will advance manufacturing engineering research in one of our four themes, in order of funding priority:
1) Clinical Fluids Manufacturing
2) Cell & Tissue Manufacturing
3) Additive Layer Manufacturing
4) Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing
More details of our themes are available below. Please use the ‘Apply Here’ button below to request an application form and let us know which theme you are interested in applying for.
We also invite organisations involved in advanced manufacturing R&D or providers of emergency and humanitarian care to collaborate with our projects using the ‘project collaboration’ link to provide us with more information.
KEY INFORMATION FOR PROPOSALS
– All proposals must be submitted using our application form
– The programme has budget of around £400,000. There is no set project funding limit but we expect to fund 4-6 projects overall.
– In all cases, funding is only awarded at @80% Full Economic Cost (FEC)
– All submissions must observe guidance provided in each of the four research themes documents
– Applications with match funding from industry or end-user organisations involved in humanitarian, defence or emergency care are actively encouraged.
The RiHN started with a budget of over £1m available for research projects. Following the first round competition and assessments by cross-disciplinary expert panels, RiHN awarded funding to eight successful proposals. These projects commenced in March – April 2021 and will be completed before the end of the year. More details on the successful applicants in the first round are available here.
For our second round, we are prioritising themes that were underrepresented in the first round. Unsuccessful proposals in the first round are not permitted to bid again unless explicitly invited. We reserve the right to close the funding competition earlier or extend deadlines.
Please give full consideration of the time needed to develop your research proposition, secure collaborators, and prepare the necessary institutional information and permissions. RiHN may be able to assist early career researchers to establish links with external partners, although this is not guaranteed and such requests should be made as early as possible. All awards are subject to EPSRC funding rules and institutional acceptance of conditions set out in the guidance.