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CAPA 2021 Call for proposals

CAPE invites University of Cambridge postgraduate students, either individually or in a small team, to submit their research idea for a short project (up to 6 months’ duration) on any engineering-related topic addressing a technological or societal need.

CAPE invites post-graduate students to submit their research idea for a short project (up to 6 months’ duration.) in parallel with their current research and post-graduate studies Winners will receive a prize of £1,000 for projects involving development of a concept, or £2,000 for a project involving experimental testing of an idea.

The project can address any engineering-related topic addressing a technological or societal need. Technology areas could include (but not limited to):

  • Materials and manufacturing processes
  • Energy and the environment
  • Devices and interfaces
  • Communications networks and systems design
  • Systems and devices for healthcare 

AWARD

Winners will receive a prize of £1,000 for projects involving development of a concept, or £2,000 for a project involving experimental testing of an idea.  More than one project will be awarded. The winners will present their project results to the CAPE Steering Committee during a CAPE Event in October 2021.

PROPOSALS and DEADLINE

The proposal should be no more than 2 pages of A4, and should be sent to: cape-office@eng.cam.ac.uk

The deadline for submission is Friday 19 March 2021.   

Each proposal will be evaluated by the CAPE Technology Focus Groups (TFGs), and the winners will be announced in April 2021.

All participating students must have the approval of their Supervisors before submission.