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April 2023

Pump Priming Scheme Call

We are pleased to announce the next call for applications to the EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility Pump Priming scheme. Applications are now open with a deadline of Friday, 12th May 2023.  Further information about the scheme and process is available on the Pump Priming page of our website.

The scheme has recently been expanded to cover a broader range of materials and applications are invited in the following materials systems:

  • III-As,Sb,P,Bi  and III-Nitride materials
  • Group IVs
  • Gallium Oxide and related materials
  • Silicon Carbide
  • 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs)
  • II-VIs
  • 2D III-VIs (eg GaSe) and hBN
  • Topological Insulators (Bi,Se,Te,Sb)
  • THz and mid-IR devices

A relevant member of our growth team is available to advise on any technical requirements and discuss the feasibility of your proposal. Please contact us by email:

Applicants should submit a completed NEF Pump Priming Proforma outlining the strategic need for the work, the principle(s) to be demonstrated, the resources required, the time-scales involved and a statement indicating how a full EPSRC proposal should result from the successful conclusion of the short study/demonstration.

We look forward to receiving applications through the scheme.