Advanced Materials Community Survey

Closed 11 Apr 2024

Opened 26 Feb 2024


We are keen to take a fresh look at our EPSRC Advanced Materials priority areas - and we need your help and input. Our priority areas help to guide materials focused workstreams across EPSRC. They provide a framework through which EPSRC can address cross-cutting and community challenges, and enable us to address for example, specific aspects of skills, or to catalyse and accelerate societal and economic impacts.

This is an opportunity for you to help shape the Advanced Materials landscape through EPSRC, informing our delivery activity and priorities across the materials landscape. This is the first step in our process, and offers an opportunity for you to tell us what you think is important via our short survey.

This survey will close on 11 April, 2024.

In our next steps, we will be holding online workshops and round tables on opportunity areas identified through this survey in the coming months. If you wish to be informed of these opportunities, please include your details at the end of the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to help us.

Why your views matter

We want to identify the next set of Research and Societal challenges that have the potential to transform materials research, and it's potential for impact, over the next 10 years. 

The Advanced Materials theme has strategic oversight of materials science, engineering and innovation across the EPSRC remit - from fundamental physics through to mission-driven translational work. This broad remit means that we need diverse inputs from across academic communities and disciplines, across career stages, innovation levels, and from industrialists and end users.

Your input helps us to work with communities, policy makers and others to develop well evidenced and considered strategies and priorities as we move forward. Working together towards a healthy and innovative UK materials community that delivers knowledge-based, societal and economic impact.

What happens next

After this initial survey, we will now be analysing the data received. Qualitative data analyses will be used to identify a number of core themes that the EPSRC Advanced Materials theme wish to explore in more depth with the community. To facilitate this, EPSRC will host a series of online roundtables or workshops which will be advertised nearer the time. This will all be used to complete an internal Strategy Refresh for the Advanced Materials Team.

If you have missed contributing to the survey but wish to be involved in the process, do refer to the UKRI Funding Finder for related engagement oppurtunities.


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