Funding calls

Feasibility Studies in CS Manufacturing Challenges: Call for proposals CLOSED

Details of the next funding call from the Hub will be released later in the year.

Deadline: 4pm, 30th March, 2018

The Compound Semiconductor Hub has feasibility study funds available of £320,000 in total, to enable the inclusion of new academic and industrial partners that bring additional value to key manufacturing challenges in Compound Semiconductor research.

General Guidelines

Funding is available for up to eight feasibility studies. Each award will be limited to £40,000 at 80% FEC for up to six months. The funding is intended to lead to and facilitate a large scale EPSRC or Innovate UK application with strategic alignment to the Hub.


The call is open to all academics working at UK institutions (including existing CS Hub and Spoke institutions), where applicants must be eligible to hold an EPSRC grant.


Applications should be made on the form available in the full call download below.

Completed applications should be submitted to Dr Sarah Taylor, Hub Manager (

Applications should be no more than six sides of A4, using 2cm margins and a standard 11pt font and should be completed using the form available in the full call download. The completed form must be received by email at by 16:00 on the 30th March 2018. Co-applicants including industry partners must be copied into the email submission. Proposals will be judged using the assessment form in the full call document by independent assessors.

Successful applicants, their staff, institutions and partners will be required to engage fully with the CS Hub programme and to attend consortium meetings as required during the lifetime of the project, as well as reporting to the funding institution as requested by the CS Hub Manager. It is envisaged that an initial report, capturing any funding board recommended changes to the proposal will be required, followed by a mid-term report, and a final report. It will be important to provide information on project milestones and deliverables as laid out in the project plan, mitigation of risk, and Key Performance Indicators.

Key Dates



Call launched

01 January 2018

Closing date for applications

16:00, 30 March 2018

Evaluation of applications by

30 April 2018

Grants announced and feedback given by

04 May 2018

Expected start date of projects (or within three months)

01 August 2018

 Download the full call

For full details, including assessment criteria and the application form, please download the full call:

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