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Energy Demand Funding Call

21 November, 2018

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We are  pleased to announce that we are looking to fund research proposals for two new ‘Energy Demand Challenges’. The UK Research and Innovation Energy Programme, primarily via EPSRC and ESRC, are funding our work as part of the second phase of a strategy to support the broad community of researchers and innovators in energy demand in the UK.

We are  pleased to announce that we are looking to fund research proposals for two new ‘Energy Demand Challenges’.

The UK Research and Innovation Energy Programme, primarily via EPSRC and ESRC, are funding our work as part of the second phase of a strategy to support the broad community of researchers and innovators in energy demand in the UK. As part of our award, one challenge topic has already been funded, Decarbonisation of Heat. CREDS now has funding available for two other challenges projects. These will be drawn from three topic areas:

  • Equity and Justice,
  • Decarbonisation of difficult sectors, and
  • Co-Benefits

This call relates to bids for research in these challenge areas. Challenge projects are expected to last for 2 to 3 years and will need to conclude by 31st March 2023. Funding available is a maximum of £1 million (80% Full Economic Costs) for each of two challenge projects. There will be a two-stage process – stage one for outline bids followed by stage two for full bids. This call is stage one for outline bids.

Call type: Invitation for Stage 1 – Outline proposals

  • Closing date: 30th January 2019
  • Funding Available: Up to £2 million of funding (at 80% Full Economic Costs) is available for this call. CREDS expects to fund two challenges each at a level of up to £1 million.
  • How to apply: This is a two stage submission. In the first instance applicants should submit outline proposals to CREDS (not through the Je-S system).
  • Assessment Process: Prioritisation panel for outline proposals followed by expert peer review of full proposals.

Key dates

  1. Deadline for Stage 1 – Outline Proposals: 16:00 on 30 January 2019
  2. Prioritisation Panel: 20 February 2019
  3. Applicants informed of outcome of Stage 1:  27 February 2019
  4. Deadline for Stage 2 Full bid: 24 April 2019
  5. Panel meeting: 15 July 2019
  6. Earliest start date: 1 September 2019

Contacts

Nick Eyre, Director CREDS: nick.eyre@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Sarah Higginson, Research Knowledge Exchange Manager, CREDS: sarah.higginson@ouce.ox.ac.uk 

Webinar

We will be hosting a one hour webinar on Thursday 13th December at 11am to provide more detail and take any questions about the call.  You can sign up to this here.