Research Staff Development


4 Oct 2017

EPSRC Innovation Fellowships

The EPSRC has recently announced a call for Innovation Fellowships

Loughborough is limited in the number of applications we can submit, and we are therefore running a demand managed process to select applicants to go forward. Anyone interested in applying must complete the  pro-forma below, and send it along with a CV to Helen Tighe ( by COP Monday 16th October 2017.  For this call there will be an outline stage – deadline 9th November with full proposals needing to be submitted by 23rd January 2018.

EPSRC Innovation Fellowships Pro-Forma

Innovation Fellowships are three-year research fellowship awards where the award holder undertakes a programme of research aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy Green paper working in collaboration with industry. Applicants are also asked to identify how they will be collaborating and engaging with industry or are focussing on routes to IP capture and/or commercialisation i.e. if there is a prospect of spin-out or start-up company coming from the proposal. The priority areas for the call are listed below.

This call is aimed at Early Career stage researchers – experienced post docs may apply – guidance regarding Early Career definition.

The priority areas identified by EPSRC for this call are:

• Robotics and artificial intelligence systems
• High Productivity Services through Specialised Artificial Intelligence
• Development and manufacture of batteries for the electrification of
• Digital manufacturing
• Quantum technologies
• Cheap and clean energy technologies
• Integrated and sustainable cities - including low energy buildings
• New approaches to data science

*Further information can be found in Annex 2 of the call document*

EPSRC Innovation Fellowships Outline Call

In addition to the areas above, EPSRC are looking to support leading excellent engineering and physical sciences research able to make a contribution to other areas of the developing Industrial Strategy including space research, advanced sustainable agriculture, leading edge health care technologies and specific areas of interest to other Research Councils. Further information about the areas that are of interest to other councils and areas that sit at the interface of disciplines are available in Annex 2 of the call document.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

EPSRC is committed to supporting the research community in the diverse ways a research career can be built with its investments. This includes career breaks, support for people with caring responsibilities, flexible working and alternative working patterns. With this in mind, the EPSRC welcomes proposals from academics that job share, have a part time contract or need flexible working arrangements.