Funding from Supergen Bioenergy Hub

Travel and research exchange bursaries

Funding is available to SHARE members to support research-related travel and subsistence, either for research dissemination and presentation of results papers and posters at conferences, or to conduct a research exchange with industry or another academic institution to broaden or add to your research scope.  Applications will be assessed by SHARE Committee and members of the Core Management Group, with decisions made as quickly as possible to facilitate your travel.

SHARE Travel Bursary Awards application form

Secondment funding

Further to the success of our recent secondment scheme, we are offering more opportunities for secondments. Companies and early career researchers interested in carrying out secondment projects should discuss their ideas initially and then apply using the form below.  Participating companies and ECRs need to be members of the Hub.

Secondments application form

Rapid response funding

Rapid response funding is intended to support the UK’s bioenergy research community in responding to industrial and policy challenges that arise during the lifetime of the Hub and in developing active international research collaborations. A total of £240,000 is available over the four-year lifetime of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub to support at least 12 projects that will rapidly enhance existing knowledge to facilitate industrial, policy or international impact. Applications can be submitted for projects up to £25,000 in value, calculated under the full UK Research and Innovation economic costing model.

Proposals may be submitted at any time up to 1 May 2022. For more details, please download the funding call and application form below.

Please complete the demographics survey below and return it with your application. All details collected through the survey will be anonymised and treated confidentially.

Anonymised applications

Supergen Bioenergy Hub adopts the ASPIRE strategy to encourage diversity in our applications and awards (Accessibility, Screening, Personal Invitation, Reflect and Empower). The awards are intended to empower researchers to develop and deliver impact with their research.

In line with our accessibility commitment, applications are welcomed from all UK academic and research staff regardless of age, career stage, contract status, etc. To minimise risks of bias in the process, we will screen reviewers from the names, departments and institutes of applicants.  However, a key focus of this call is developing effective industry, policy and international collaborations, so full details of all external partners should be given, and relevant institutional capability or experience can be described. It is understood that this may in some cases unavoidably identify an individual or institute, but we request that applicants abide by the spirit of this principle by focusing on the activity rather than the researchers. In addition, we emphasise that track record is not part of the assessment criteria.

If you have any queries in this respect, please contact Emma Wylde (e.wylde@aston.ac.uk).

Rapid response funding call and application form

Demographics survey

Submission deadlines

Proposals can be submitted at any time, but should be submitted by close of business on the Monday three weeks before a Core Management Group (CMG) meeting in order to be considered for funding at that meeting. The upcoming closing dates for submissions are:

27 January 2022
18 February 2022

For more information on CMG meetings, please contact Emma Wylde (e.wylde@aston.ac.uk).

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