We are grateful to a number of organisations that provide funding to our researchers, usually supporting projects in a particular sphere of special interest, or supporting the careers of our talented PhD students. The additional funding provided by these organisations makes most of the work that we do possible; enabling them to pursue their research interests within our laboratories.
The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects - from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.
United States Army Research Office's
The ARO's mission is to serve as the US Army's premier extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative technological advances. Basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry are competitively selected and funded. ARO's research mission represents the most long-range Army view for changes in its technology.
European Research Council
The ERC grants support for individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The Academy runs a programme of grants and prizes to support and celebrate the pursuit of engineering activities and to enable closer contact between academia and industry. These schemes support engineering professionals, academics and students in numerous ways including study bursaries, business start-up funding, research projects, knowledge transfer partnerships, public engagement and prizes recognising significant feats of engineering.
Defence Science and Techology Laboratory
DSTL carries out a broad range of work from high-level analysis to support the Ministry of Defence to technical research in defence areas. They offer funding to research groups within the UK in order to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK.
Marie Curie Actions
Named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding.
The Leverhulme Trust
The Leverhulme Trust was established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever and makes awards for the support of research and education. The Trust emphasises individuals and encompasses all subject areas. The award funding across academic disciplines, supporting talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences to realise their personal vision in research and professional training.
The Royal Society
The Royal Society provides a range of grant schemes to support the UK scientific community and foster collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists.
Breaking the Barriers of Optical Integration (BBOI)
Photonic technologies enable today to generate, manipulate and detect photons by means of miniaturizeddevices integrated onto the same optical chip. However, compared to electronics, photonics still lacks essential tools enabling the aggregation of hundreds of functionalities into large scale circuits, this hindering its full exploitation in many applicative domains. The BBOI project aims to break this limitation, boosting the complexity of photonic architectures well beyond the state of the art, but without increasing power consumption in proportion.
Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding (PICQUE)
PICQUE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network involving 10 full partners and 8 associated partners from 7 different European countries, and aims at forming the new generation of quantum information scientists.
Quantum Simulation on a Photonic Chip (QUCHIP)
QUCHIP involves 9 European Universities and Research Centres from 5 different European including many of the leading experimental groups in Europe currently working on optical quantum simulation. The goal of QUCHIP is to study applications of quantum walks in simulating quantum phenomena.