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Closed to submissions: 4pm on 18 January 2019

The UKCCSRC has invited proposals for CCS research projects that address needs relevant to the recommendations of both the Carbon Capture Utilisation Cost Challenge Taskforce (CCUS CCTF) and the Mission Innovation Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (MI CCIC), and that have significant relevance for the UK. In respect of the CCTF proposers should demonstrate how their research is relevant to either anchor or feed-in projects that will form part of CCUS cluster developments, and note that the BEIS Pathways project will result in publication of a CCUS Roadmap in late 2018.

Call Issued: 22 August 2018
Open for submissions: 1 October 2018
Decisions: 28 February 2019 (or earlier)
Start Dates: 1 April to 30 September 2019

All details on the UKCCSRC website

 

To open: 14 Nov 2018
First step: 19 Feb 2019
Second step: 4 Sept 2019

RIA (100%) 22m Euro. Most low-carbon pathways leading to well below 2°C (or 1.5°C) stabilisation of the global temperature – in line with the Paris Agreement goals – include negative emissions to compensate for residual emissions and/or temperature overshoot and highlight the critical role of land-use based mitigation. There is therefore a need to quantitatively assess the potential, effectiveness and impacts of negative emission technologies/practices and of land-use mitigation options, in achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as linking these to what it would mean for concrete policy challenges.

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The next round is expected to open to applications in January 2018

This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years.

The scheme covers the broad range of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. It also covers clinical and patient orientated research for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries.

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No closing date

For the next two rounds of the Strategic Equipment scheme, the Physical Sciences Theme is issuing an open invite for applicants to submit outline proposals aimed at promoting and supporting increased usage of existing items of equipment.

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Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience, and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged.

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The purpose of this scheme is to encourage Scottish small to medium-sized companies to engage more effectively with European Funding, under Horizon 2020. The award will be paid to the university on submission of a completed final report, and university costs will be reimbursed by the Scottish Funding Council. The Value of Grant Requested should not be less than £1,000 or more than £5,000.

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Deadline: ongoing

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train to gain experience and volunteer abroad.

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Deadline: apply any time

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help SME businesses in Scotland become resource efficient and create a more circular economy. Sectors of interest include the bioeconomy (food & drink) and energy infrastructure (oil & gas decommissioning, renewables, transmission).

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Deadline: submission of the LOI 3 months prior to the Standard Grant full proposal closing date to which the applicants plan to submit

Funding available from NERC and International funding bodies in the USA ($500k), Brazil, Luxembourg. Check individual call details.

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This scheme is aimed at helping Scottish based SMEs explore opportunities and activities, with the assistance of a Scottish Higher Education Institute, approximately six months prior to submitting applications for particular schemes or calls under Horizon 2020 European Funding.

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This fund supports talented researchers who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team to address a distinct research problem. Between £800,000 and £1 million is available over four to five years for staff salaries and associated research costs. Each institution is limited to one bid only. Universities select and provide details of their chosen candidate. Access will then be granted to the Trust’s online Grant Application System.

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A number of grant opportunities, including Early Career Fellowships, visiting Professorships etc.

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Opportunity for early to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties. The secondment will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching. The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines and provides funding to cover the salary cost of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host. Awards can be held up to six months full-time or part time up to 12 months. The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Call opens March 2016, Deadline:  TBC

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New Horizon 2020 Calls of relevance to CCS are mainly part of the LCE (Low-Carbon Energy) section. Find general information on H2020-LCE-2016-2017.

Horizon 2020: FET (Future and Emerging Technologies)

The successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies requires supporting a large set of early stage, high-risk visionary science and technology projects to investigate new ideas. Here agile, risk-friendly and highly interdisciplinary research approaches are needed with collaborations that are open to all sciences and disciplines and that dissolve the traditional boundaries between them.

Cut-off dates: 11/5/16, 17/1/17, 27/9/17

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EUREKA Network Projects are transnational, market-driven innovative research and development projects, labelled by EUREKA and supported by the public administrations and public funding agencies that represent EUREKA in each of its 40+ member countries. To set up a EUREKA project there must be at least two partners from two different EUREKA countries. Partners can be of any type: SMEs, large companies, research institutions and universities. The network also promotes project results once the product of research reaches the market.

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A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.

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Deadline: Open Call, no closing date

eFuturesXD, the cross-disciplinary account held by the EPSRC eFutures network, are offering awards to support UK academics in electronics as they initiate collaborative research across their discipline boundaries. A total of £600,000 will be distributed by eFuturesXD over a three-year period via four kinds of awards allowing rapid access to funding for travel, meetings, facilities and project staff. Invitation for proposals.

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Deadline: Ongoing (call opened 9 July 2013)

EPSRC's Manufacturing the Future challenge theme invites investigator-led proposals, which address the key research challenges facing manufacturing in the UK both now and in the future. It supports R&D related to novel technologies that allow next generation manufacturing processes and low-carbon, sustainable industrial systems.

More information: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/investigatorledresearchprojects/

Deadlines: various, check website

Consolidator grants for applicants with 7-12 years of post PhD experience looking to build a research team "around excellent science in any field". Consolidator grants complement the ERC Starting and Proof of Concept Grants, which are currently open. Grants of up to €2.75m over five years are available.

More information: http://erc.europa.eu/funding-schemes

Deadline: no closing date

Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework, which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged. Themes include low-carbon innovation.

More information: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/fellowships11/

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