End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Research Centres

This is a call for outline proposals for the formation of Energy Programme Research Centres in End Use Energy Demand (EUED). EUED is defined as:

Energy efficiency measures, reduction in demand for energy, and reduction in demand for energy services / mobility - all of which will contribute to reducing carbon emissions from energy use. It includes research extending from the built environment to industrial processes and products, from materials to design and from markets and regulation to organisational and individual behaviour.

All of the centres will be multidisciplinary collaborations of leading academics who will contribute to a central EUED research theme, which they will define themselves. The main criterion will be that the research theme should be directed towards is helping to satisfy the UK's 2050 greenhouse gas emissions target.

Funding is being made available by the Energy Programme, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the EPSRC Manufacturing for the future programme, for the formation of about six centres of maximum duration of five years. Depending on the quality of the applications received up to £30 million will be available for funding.

It is proposed to issue calls, in future years, for proposals for researchers outside the centres to work with the centres.