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UKCCSRC Flexible Funding Call 2021 *now open*
The UKCCSRC invites proposals for CCS research projects supporting the UK Government’s net-zero objectives that address but are not limited to the following:
Deadline for submissions: 3pm 22nd April 2021
Outcomes by 14th June 2021
European topic centre on climate change mitigation, European Environment Agency, EU
The European Environment Agency invites tenders for a European topic centre on climate change mitigation 2022-2026. The tenderer will form a new European topic centre that will take up work in the area of climate change mitigation from 1 January 2022. ETCs are consortia of organisations in EEA member countries with expertise in specific environmental areas that carry out specific tasks to support the implementation of EEA and Copernicus work programmes. Each ETC consists of a coordinator organisation and specialist partner organisations from the environmental research and information community, which combine their resources in their areas of expertise. The work will be embedded in annual actions plans structured into the following work packages:
Consortia consisting of at least two partners established in different European Economic Area countries are eligible. Partners may be natural or legal persons in the private or public sector. Up to two partners not established in one of the EEA member countries may exceptionally participate.
The total budget is worth €7.5 million over five years.
Closing date: 29 April 2021
Eurogia green transition call, EUREKA, EU
EUREKA, through the Eurogia cluster, invites applications for its green transition call. This supports innovative projects that support the technology-drive green transition within energy preservation, sustainable manufacturing, bioresources and biodiversity. The aim is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the development of solutions and technologies to support the green transition. Some of the targeted challenges to achieve these goals are:
Proposals should primarily target taking the suggested technology or solutions beyond the state-of-the-art in whichever targeted application domains are addressed.
The call is supported by the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Luxembourg, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. Project partners from other EUREKA countries, or countries outside of EUREKA, may participate but must secure their own funding. Consortia should include at least two companies from different EUREKA participating countries. The participation of research institutions and universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations. SMEs are encouraged to participate.
Projects should have eligible costs of between €2 million and €10m, but proposals outside this range may also be submitted.
Closing date: 15 June 2021
Industrial energy transformation fund – deployment projects, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, GB and other funders
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK, through the industrial energy transformation fund, invite applications for their deployment projects call. This supports energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions of industrial processes. The project must focus on deployment of technology that has been proven to work through successful operations and is qualified through test and demonstration. Example technologies include:
Industrial businesses of any size can apply, either on their own or in collaboration with other organisations. The lead applicant must operate at an eligible site in England, Wales or Northern Ireland at which the project is carried out. The lead applicant must operate at the manufacturing site or data centre and they must have a manufacturing standard industrial classification code between 10 and 33 or 63110 for data centres. Lead applicants may collaborate with other businesses, research organisations, research and technology organisations, academic institutions or public sector organisations which must all be registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and must carry out project work in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. The work must be carried out at a single manufacturing site or data centre. Applicants may include multiple projects within the application, provided they are located at the same site. Projects may include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Subcontractors are allowed and may be from anywhere in the world.
The total budget is worth £40 million across the two strands of the competition. Grants are worth up to £14 million per project. Funding amount depends on the size of the organisation.
Closing Date: 14 Jul 2021
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – feasibility and engineering studies, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, GB and other funders
Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, through the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, invite applications for their call for feasibility and engineering studies. This enables organisations to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation. The competition is split into two strands and in this strand, projects must undertake a feasibility or an engineering study to enable an investment decision in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation solutions. The competition aims to help industrial companies build a pipeline of future deployment projects by supporting feasibility and engineering studies, and reduce the costs and risks of either industrial energy efficiency or decarbonisation technologies. Feasibility studies must investigate technologies that improve the energy efficiency or reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of an industrial process and establish whether or not the potential technology is technically and commercially viable. Engineering studies will identify specific technical requirements and provide a project cost estimate.
Project leads must be registered business of any size based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. They may collaborate with other businesses, academic institutions, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and must intend to exploit the results in these three countries.
The total budget is worth £40 million across the two competition strands. Feasibility studies must have total eligible project costs of at least £30,000 over 12 months. Engineering studies must have total eligible project costs of at least £50,000 over 24 months. Funding is worth up to £7m per project for feasibility studies and up to £14m for engineering studies. Funding amount depends on the type of the organisation.
Closing date: 14 Jul 2021, 11am
Eurogia2020 call for projects – low-carbon energy technologies, EUREKA, EU
EUREKA invites proposals for projects under its Eurogia2020 cluster call. This supports international partnerships in developing innovative projects in clean energy and decarbonising technology.
Consortia must consist of at least two industrial companies from two different EUREKA countries, of which one must be from a member country and one from a member country or associated country. The active participation of research institutes or universities is strongly encouraged.
Closing date: 1st Aug 2021
Sustainable future programme grants, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, GB
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust invites applications for its sustainable future programme grants. These support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. A range of actions are supported, including defending current policies, frameworks and regulations. Priorities areas are:
The programme has a UK focus to take advantage of the body of thought and expertise that already exists there and in recognition of the UK’s influential global role in maintaining current financial and market systems. The trust does not fund academic research, except as an integral part of policy, campaigning work or leading to practical change in enterprises or community action.
A range of organisations and individuals from the UK may apply. Charitable organisations outside the UK are also eligible. Organisations or work that is party political, commercial in nature or otherwise intended for private benefit are not eligible.
Closing date: 31 Aug 2021
Energy technology development and demonstration programme, Danish Energy Agency | Energistyrelsen, DK
The Danish Energy Agency invites applications for its energy technology development and demonstration programme. This supports the development and demonstration of new energy technologies and system solutions that support the Danish energy and climate policy objectives. Eligible technology areas include the following:
Public and private enterprises or knowledge institutions may apply, including universities and approved technological service institutes, that are registered in Denmark. Foreign participants may be co-funded by the programme, provided they contribute to the advancement of technological development in Denmark, and provided that the main applicant is registered in Denmark.
The total budget is approximately DKK 194 million. There is no fixed amount limit on support per project. Higher education institutions and public research organisations that are non-profit may receive up to 90 per cent of total costs, pilot studies may receive up to 60 per cent.
Closing date: 5 Sep 2021
LIFE – traditional projects on climate change mitigation, Directorate-General for the Environment, EU and other funders
*** U.K. researchers will remain eligible for European research funding despite the country having left the European Union, thanks to a long-term trade and cooperation agreement struck on 24 December ***
The Directorate-General for the Environment invites proposals for its traditional projects on climate change mitigation, under the climate action strand of the LIFE programme. These support best-practice, pilot and demonstration projects that contribute to climate change mitigation. The objectives are to:
Public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations, including non-governmental organisations, based in the EU and UK may apply. Applicants may work alone or in partnership from their own or another country. Those based outside the EU can contribute by undertaking actions that are necessary for achieving the environmental or climate goals of the EU. Projects should take place in the EU member states, but activities outside the EU may be supported if justified.
There is no fixed minimum size for project budgets. Each project may request up to 55 per cent of eligible costs. There is no limit on project length, but most projects last from two to five years.
Closing date: 06 Oct 2021
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A number of grant opportunities, including Early Career Fellowships, visiting Professorships etc.
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
New Horizon 2020 Calls of relevance to CCS are mainly part of the LCE (Low-Carbon Energy) section. Find general information about the H2020 programme and how to seek funding here.
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.
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/