Decarbonising Heating and Cooling

This call is to fund proposals to support the goal of the decarbonisation of heating and/or cooling. Proposals must be at least 50% within the remit of EPSRC.

Proposals can be for a research grant or for a Network Plus grant.

The research proposed must clearly address decarbonisation of heating, decarbonising cooling or decarbonising both heating and cooling

Proposals that do not clearly address  decarbonising heating, decarbonising cooling or decarbonising both heating and cooling as the main focus will be rejected as out of remit for the call.

It is expected that the funding available for this call is approximately £8 million.  We anticipate that proposals may vary considerably in scale and scope depending on the planned approach.  Proposals should be for a maximum of £2 million and for a minimum of £500k. Proposals should be for 36 to 48 months duration.

We would expect proposals to be multi-disciplinary, and they may come from consortia or individual institutions and may address individual or multiple themes.

We expect proposals to engage with key organisations (academic, industry, policy etc.) in the energy landscape relevant to the proposed decarbonising heating and/or cooling research proposed.

Decarbonising heating and/or cooling across all settings – urban/rural, residential/industrial etc. is within scope.