EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics – Call for Feasibility Studies

By Feb.27, 2014

Funding opportunity

Title

Call for Feasibility Studies

Funder

EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics

Deadline

10th April 2014

Value

Up to £70,000

Aim

The EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics is seeking proposals from eligible UK academics to launch a number of research projects that align or deliver to the Centre’s vision. The Centre shall prioritise a number of projects to commence later this year by means of this single-stage managed call.It is essential that any proposed research project will:

  • Deliver to the vision of the Centre in supporting innovation in the UK power electronics sector
  • Align with the Centre’s research themes (see www.powerelectronics.ac.uk)
  • Avoid duplication of research already funded by the EPSRC and the Centre
  • Demonstrate how the Centre funding will be used to generate proposals for follow-on funding or exploitation.

Proposals that address the following priority research areas will be particularly welcome:

  • Future trends in materials for power electronics (excluding semiconductors)
  • Manufacturing processes for power electronics (with an emphasis on cost reduction and automated manufacture)
  • Manufacturing business processes (e.g. sustainable manufacturing, cost management, supply chain management, life cycle analysis)
  • Future trends in dielectric materials for capacitors (especially life/reliability at temperature extremes)
  • Future trends in magnetic materials for high frequency applications
  • Design tools and modelling 

Potential applicants are strongly recommended to review the current portfolio of research available on the Centre website and discuss any potential proposal with the relevant Theme Leader(s) or Topic Champion(s).

Length

Up to 12 months

Eligibility

This call is open to researchers at UK institutions who are NOT in receipt of funding from one of the Centre’s core research theme grants. Researchers based at institutions in receipt of this funding but who are not directly associated with the grant are eligible to apply.

Details

http://www.powerelectronics.ac.uk/power-electronics/funding-opportunities.aspx