EPSRC Decarbonising Transport through Electrification Network Plus (DTE Network+) first funding call

The EPSRC funded DTE Network+ is happy to announce their first funding call. Applications to the first call for Proposals should be submitted in pdf format by 17:00 (BST), Monday 17 August 2020 to using the application form which can be found here

Up to £120,000 of funding (at 80% Full Economic Costs) is available. There is no minimum project value but please note that no single application will be awarded in excess of £30,000 (80%).

Up to four projects will be awarded on this round. Proposals must be aligned with the scope of the decarbonisation of transport through electrification network work streams and focus on short and medium-term challenges. 

WS1 Vehicles & associated technologies

WS2 Charging infrastructure

WS3 Electricity as a transport fuel

WS4 Smart mobility

It is recommended that you examine the DTE Network+ Framework and Consultation document prior to developing your proposal.

The short and medium term challenges identified in the DTE Network+ “Framework and Consultation” document provide a guideline to the topics to be addressed on this 1st call, however these are not intended to be exhaustive and projects demonstrated to be in scope will be considered equally.

For maximising potential of research synergies, the call also offers projects access to facilities, equipment and expertise from the DTE Network+ partners, affiliated project partners and a wide range of stakeholders (subject to terms and conditions agreed on a case by case basis).  If you believe that your proposal would benefit from access to specialist equipment/laboratory offered by any of the partners, please contact  DTE Network+ at  where your query will be passed to the relevant partner/organisation.

Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of collaboration and match funding from industry and/or other relevant stakeholders.

The Application Form and full call documentation are available here.   

Key dates:

Call opens – launch date                      22 June 2020

Deadline for applications                     17 August 2020 at 17.00 Hours (BST)

Funding decision                                  20 September 2020

Earliest start Date                                 1 November 2020