EPSRC-NSFC Call in Sustainable Power Supply

This call is to fund proposals in the area of creating a sustainable power supply via intelligent and resilient control for smart urban energy systems, and grid scale storage at the city scale, not individual household or industries. This programme builds on a successful history of collaboration between EPSRC and NSFC across a range of topics.

The programme contributes to a broader strategic portfolio of energy research, including the UK Research and Innovation Energy Programme and EPSRC’s ambition to develop the next generation of technologies for the safe, secure, cheap and efficient provision of clean energy. Similarly NSFC supports a range of energy research both nationally and internationally and supports basic research that meets the objectives of the NSFC 13th five-year plan, including promoting innovation and economic development through research.

A scoping workshop was held in the UK on 3 and 4 June, that focused on identifying the research challenges associated with creating a Sustainable Power Supply, which are of national importance to both the UK and China.

All proposals must be received via both the NSFC e-submission system by 16:00 Beijing time, and the Research Councils’ Joint e-System (Je-S) by 16:00 GMT on 10 September 2019.

The Intent to Submit must be submitted to EPSRC before 16:00 GMT on 23 July 2019.

Please note that significant interest in this call is expected. Please bear this in mind and think very seriously when considering how and whether to develop your proposal, and only take it forward if you are very sure that it will be competitive at this level