Supporting Academia

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Royce is open to academics from across the UK and internationally.

We are focused on developing relationships and projects with other key players in materials science and innovation, including universities, institutes, RGOs, Catapults and Manufacturing Research Hubs. We form and contribute to networks for strategic landscaping of current capabilities, future opportunities, big ideas, challenges and needs.

Royce is ready to collaborate and makes available significant capability to the research community.

Open Access Facilties

Royce Facilities are open to all UK academics regardless of institution, using a fast access process.

All Partners have technical and advisory staff providing a single point of entry for facilities, enabling you to easily find the right contact. If you’re unsure how to get started, the Royce Hub can help.

Facilities can be accessed using a variety of funding sources, including research council grants.


Over 300 pieces of equipment available across the Royce Partnership

Researcher Equipment Access Scheme

The Royce Researcher Equipment Access Scheme offers funding to researchers at all stages of their careers, from PDRAs through to tenured academics, to access facilities from across the Royce Partnership.

The scheme is designed to:

  • Open up Royce facilities to service the UK academic materials community
  • Build relationships and develop future collaboration opportunities

Researchers can apply to use any equipment available in the Royce Equipment Catalogue.


Royce can provide research fellows with access to our range of advanced materials facilities and support to pursue research in their chosen field.

Although Royce doesn’t currently award fellowships, the range of our research themes and availability of equipment can help those that have been awarded grants by other organisations.  Funds can be used to access equipment and our academic networks are keen to speak to fellows about collaboration opportunities