Equipment Access Scheme

Closing Date | 9 July 2021

Royce relaunches Equipment Access Schemes

The Henry Royce Institute has relaunched its equipment access schemes for both researchers and students based at UK universities to support access to state-of-the-art materials science and engineering equipment.

Royce’s equipment access schemes provide funding to utilise equipment and learn new techniques to support a single package of work for their research.

Applicants can identify a specific piece of equipment they require or discuss what techniques might work best for their research with our experienced Research and Facilities Managers.


What equipment does Royce have?

As the national institute for advanced materials, Royce has an extensive catalogue of equipment including facilities to make, test and characterise materials.

Visit the Royce Equipment Catalogue to find out more.



The schemes are open to any researchers at any stage of their career and students registered on a doctoral programme, or a research masters programme at a UK university.

Applications can only be made to use Royce equipment NOT based at the university where the student is registered.


How to apply?

Follow the links below to find out more about the relevant scheme and make an enquiry using the online form. Please ensure you have read the guidance notes before making an application.




Other funding opportunities

Royce’s SME Equipment Access Scheme is open to support SMEs, spin-outs and start-ups with access to equipment to overcome cost barriers and derisk experimental materials-based R&D. Follow the link to find out more and make an application.

For enquiries relating to any of our equipment access schemes, please contact