Two top research teams at the University of Southampton have this week secured a funding boost worth over £11 million between them. The two research groups, working in NanoPhotonics and Photonics, were among six groups nationwide to receive long-term funding support under the Portfolio Partnerships initiative launched by Lord Sainsbury.
Southampton is the only university to receive two of the new batch of Portfolio Partnerships, securing over half the £22 million funding awarded in this round.
Portfolio Partnerships have been introduced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to provide long-term support to top research teams with a proven track record of achievement and sustained support from EPSRC. Stable funding allows teams to innovate, explore new directions in research and provides increased opportunities to establish collaborations with others.
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