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Facilities access support for the use of Henry Royce Institute equipment at the University of Cambridge

The EPSRC Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES) will provide funding to support access to shared equipment facilities by its member institutions.

Up to £20k of funding is available in total per year, hence awards are expected to be in the range of £1k to £4k.

CAM-IES invites investigators from the four member institutions (University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, UCL, Newcastle University) to submit proposals for award of this flexible funding, to provide access to the newly-installed Henry Royce Institute facilities at the University of Cambridge.
The Cambridge Royce facilities focus on the theme of Materials for Energy-Efficient ICT, and comprise equipment suites dedicated to the study of advanced energy materials and related ICT technologies.
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year until 30 April 2019, and proposals will be reviewed every two months.
Applicants may submit a proposal of no more than one page to Dr Lata Sahonta (

Proposals should include details of:
• Project structure (e.g. aims, objectives, deliverables);
• Facilities access required, including estimated cost;
• How the project demonstrates synergy between energy materials topics;
• Impact of the project on current energy technologies.

Discussion with Royce technical staff about experimental design and risk assessments is required prior to submission.
Applications must be signed by a Royce academic lead and/or an appropriate member of Royce technical staff.

Funds support access costs, travel, subsistence, small consumables
No prior collaboration with CAM-IES or Royce necessary.

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