Funding opportunity: EPSRC healthcare technologies discipline hopping call

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Calls

16 March 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has opened a call in healthcare technologies, specifically aimed at those looking at switching discipline.

This discipline hopping call is aimed at mathematicians, engineers and physical scientists who wish to experience life in a healthcare-related department or non-academic environment (eg, NHS trust), or to those in healthcare disciplines who wish to spend time learning from physical scientists.

The call aims to facilitate knowledge transfer, and develop networks across disciplines, enabling researchers to tackle the Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenge in a thorough, holisitc way - combining the expertise of physical scientists with healthcare experts and technologists from across the sector.

The Research Council particularly encourages applications from the following people.

  • Researchers with a track record of research in engineering, physical sciences, mathematical sciences or ICT, who wish to address key healthcare research challenges and need to widen their expertise to fully understand the challenge and to develop potential solutions.
  • Researchers with a track record of research in engineering, physical sciences, mathematical sciences or ICT, who want to spend time in a non-academic environment such as an NHS trust to understand the key drivers of the identified research challenges and the practicalities of implementing solutions.
  • Researchers with a track record in other relevant disciplines including clinicians with academic appointments, who want to spend time in an academic engineering, physical sciences, mathematical sciences or ICT research environment, to influence and be involved in research programmes in healthcare technologies and to better understand the potential of EPS research to address user needs. Collaboration with researchers in social sciences and design are also encouraged to support the consideration of concordance and acceptability in the development of novel healthcare technologies for self management of chronic health conditions.

This is a real opportunity to build cross-disciplinary connections, and to experience another side of your sector. Well worth exploring as a route to high-impact research!

Funding available: flexible according to demand.

Deadline: flexible according to demand.

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