Find the facility or resource you need, and check how to use it.
You do not always need EPSRC funding to use EPSRC’s facilities and resources. Some are also available to businesses, organisations and researchers without EPSRC funding.
If you’re applying for EPSRC research funding
Discuss your research proposal with the facility or service you want to use before submitting your application. You usually need confirmation that you can use the facility or resource. You might also need a technical assessment that includes a costing for the value of using the facility or resource, to include in your application.
Check the funding application for more information about including facilities in your application.
Including major national or international facilities in your application
You usually need to apply directly to major UK or international facilities, as well as including them in your funding application.
Including high-performance computing services in your application
You can include computational time from the following services in your EPSRC funding application:
- Archer2 – tier one service (for simulations and calculations that need parallelised processing cores)
- Cambridge Service for Data-Driven Discovery (CSD3) and Cirrus – tier two services (for different computational needs, on a range of architectures).
If you want to include tier two services in your application, you need to discuss your research proposal with EPSRC before applying.
Discuss your proposal with EPSRC
Applying for high-performance computing services only
EPSRC invites applications for access to high performance computing (HPC) services. You do not have to be an EPSRC grant holder to apply. The deadlines for applying are usually every six months.
Check if you’re eligible and find out how to apply for access to HPC facilities.
You can also check other ways to apply for:
- ARCHER2 tier one services
- tier 2 high performance computing services.