Funding Opportunities

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With closing date

  • Sustainable Industrial Futures, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), GB

    Closing date: 25/07/2024

    This is a flagship investment focussed on tackling cross-sectoral research challenges rooted in excellent, leading-edge engineering and physical sciences and transdisciplinary approaches to enable the transition of UK industrial processes and operations to net zero. This funding opportunity will focus on an existing critical mass of research to deliver a cross-sectoral systems approach, working closely with industry and policy-makers to scale up, drive impact and translation and ensure the entire system delivers.
    The objectives of this funding opportunity are to: 
    •    support one virtual centre of excellence that enables high-greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting UK incumbent industries to shift towards sustainable operations with net zero/negative GHG emissions, enabling thriving biodiversity, economic and societal resilience, employment growth and resource & energy security
    •    advance the UK’s transition to net zero by building on previous UKRI investments (such as the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge and Transforming Foundation Industries Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programmes, as well as programmes such as National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme)
    •    deliver excellent, leading-edge engineering and physical sciences and transdisciplinary research
     

  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (CIFIA) Program: Future Growth Grants (Section 40304), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), US

    Closing date: 30/07/2024

    To support the availability of CCS and CDR to reach climate goals, it is now imperative that the nation build upon existing research to test, mature, and validate CCS technologies at commercial scale. Doing so will require additional CO2 transport infrastructure. In accordance with the language in BIL section 40304 (42 U.S.C. § 16374), the objective of the CIFIA program is to fund the design, development, construction, and installation of infrastructure for large-volume CO2 transport by a variety of modes, such as through pipelines, rail, trucks, and ships and barges. As part of the CIFIA program, this FGG FOA is intended to provide financial assistance for developing and building CO2 transport capacity that may not be contracted and utilized in the initial years of operation of the CO2 transport system but is reasonably likely to become available when CO2 suppliers such as carbon capture and DAC facilities are developed and come online and/or when CO2 conversion sites or geologic storage facilities come online.

  • Accelerating research outcomes to deliver a prosperous net zero, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), GB

    Closing date: 24/09/2024

    Closing date : outline16/05/2024, full stage 24/09/2024
    Apply for to build on existing engineering and physical sciences research outputs to accelerate economic, societal, policy and environmental benefits and impact. The proposed benefits must contribute to delivering EPSRC’s Engineering Net Zero (ENZ) priority.

    This opportunity aims to accelerate our progress towards the realisation of a just, prosperous, sustainable, and resilient net zero transition by accelerating the exploitation of outputs and outcomes of prior EPSRC-funded research to directly benefit society. We are looking to provide follow-on funding to projects that are ready to move beyond fundamental research but are not yet ready to be taken up as a solution by users. This funding will ‘bridge the gap’, ensuring that the benefits from EPSRC research can be truly realised to drive forward the transition to net zero.
    Applications must build on prior EPSRC funding. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for EPSRC funding.
    The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £800,000. We will fund 80% of the FEC. Projects may be up to two years in duration.
     

  • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 - sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply, Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, EU

    Closing date: 21/01/2025

    This supports proposals that contribute to a more efficient, clean, sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply through new solutions for smart grids and energy systems based on more performance renewable energy solutions. Funding is available under the following topics:

    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-02 - development of next generation synthetic renewable fuel technologies;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-03 - development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-11 - CCU for the production of fuels;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-12 - DACCS and BECCS for CO2 removal or negative emissions.
       
    Depending on the topic, proposals must take the form of coordination and support actions or research and innovation actions, and innovation actions. Coordination and support actions require one or more legal entities established in an EU member state, Horizon Europe associated country or, in exceptional cases, another third country. Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities; each established in a different EU member state or Horizon Europe associated country. Participants from selected LMICs are automatically eligible for funding. Participants from other countries may participate at their own cost. Applicants from the UK and Switzerland should check that funding under this call is covered by their national funding authority.

    The budget is €138 million. Grants are worth up to €15m each.
  • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 - sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply, Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, EU

    Closing date: 21/01/2025

    Horizon Europe, under Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and its climate, energy and mobility cluster, invites applications for HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 - sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply. This supports proposals that contribute to a more efficient, clean, sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply through new solutions for smart grids and energy systems based on more performance renewable energy solutions. Funding is available under the following topics:
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-01 - digital tools for CSP and solar thermal plants;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-02 - development of next generation synthetic renewable fuel technologies;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-03 - development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-04 - critical technologies for the future ocean energy farms;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-05 - PV-integrated electric mobility applications;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-06 - innovative, community-integrated PV systems;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-07 - resource efficiency of PV in production, use and disposal;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-08 - minimisation of environmental, and optimisation of socio-economic impacts in the deployment, operation and decommissioning of offshore wind farms;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-09 - demonstrations of innovative floating wind concepts;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-10 - market uptake measures of renewable energy systems;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-11 - CCU for the production of fuels;
    •HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-12 - DACCS and BECCS for CO2 removal or negative emissions.
    The budget is €138 million. Grants are worth up to €15m each
     

Without closing date

  • The Leverhulme Trust

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

  • Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

    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).

  • EPSRC fellowships update

    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.