Opportunities from major funders, September 2021

EPSRC funding

Digital solutions to reduce energy demand and carbon production

EPSRC in partnership with Siemens are inviting feasibility studies that explore research at the interface of digital technologies and decarbonisation. This opportunity will explore the role of digital technologies in supporting a data-enabled net zero transition, ensuring the UK can reach net zero emissions by 2050. See details here. Deadline: 7 October 2021

Access to high performance computing

To access computational resources from EPSRC funded high performance computing services to support research projects from across EPSRC’s remit. See details here. Deadline: 2 October 2021

Develop and integrate energy storage technologies at grid scale

To support fundamental research into developing and integrating technologies to enable energy storage at grid level. See details here. Deadline: 5 October 2021

Digital solutions to reduce energy demand and carbon production

Funding to research digital technologies that reduce energy demand and carbon production. See details here. Deadline: 7 October 2021

Research the production and integration of zero carbon hydrogen

Funding to develop solutions to advance zero emission hydrogen production and/or address challenges in integrating hydrogen into whole energy systems. See details here. Deadline: 2 November 2021

Public engagement for information and communication technologies

To support to EPSRC researchers from the field of information and communications technology to undertake public engagement activities alongside their core research. See details here. Deadline: 4 November 2021

NERC

Independent research fellowships

For early-career environmental scientists to develop their research programmes and to gain international recognition. See details here. Deadline: 6 October 2021

Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive

To support projects that aim to explore and improve equality, diversity and inclusion within environmental science. See details here. Deadline: 11 October 2021

Horizon Europe 2021

Energy call topics

The first deadline for submission is 19 October 2021 followed by various deadlines in early 2022.  A summary of the 2021 energy call topics is available to download.

Innovate UK funding

Ofgem 2021 zero emission transport – discovery

This supports projects that offer value to energy consumers and society through energy network innovation with a focus on zero emission transport. The total budget is £3 million and projects must last for two months.  See details here. Deadline: 17 November 2021

Ofgem 2021 whole system integration – discovery

This supports projects that offer value to energy consumers and society through energy network innovation with a focus on whole system integration. The total budget is £3 million and projects must last for two months.  See details here. Deadline: 17 November 2021

Ofgem 2021 heat – discovery

This supports projects that offer value to energy consumers and society through energy network innovation with a focus on heat. The total budget is £3 million and projects must last for two months. See details here. Deadline: 17 November 2021

Ofgem 2021 data and digitalisation – discovery

This supports projects that offer value to energy consumers and society through energy network innovation with a focus on data and digitalisation. The total budget is £3 million and projects must last for two months.  See details here. Deadline: 17 November 2021