Flexible Funding Call 2020 (Round 1) Supergen Energy Storage Network+

Research Challenge: Cost Effective and Resource Efficient Large Scale Energy Storage

Funding level

80% of full economic costs (FEC)

Available resource for this call

£80,000* (FEC)

Maximum grant value per applicant

£40,000 (FEC)

Application review complete and award decisions made

15th June

Offer letters issued

20th June

Grant acceptance required by

30th June

*If not all monies are allocated in the first submission round, the Management Board retains the right to re-open the process to applications or to allocate further funding to the highest ranked proposals, based on approval of an extended project scope.

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ connects and serves stakeholders across the whole energy community, advancing and championing UK energy storage research and deployment.

A major deliverable for the Supergen Network+ is its flexible funding scheme. A total of £410,000 is available over the next four years to support development through travel and conference grants, feasibility studies and research projects that will enhance existing knowledge to facilitate academic, industrial, policy or international impact. This call is specifically for Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

The development of energy storage technologies is vital to the UK’s low carbon energy networks, lowering carbon emissions to Net Zero by 2050 and addressing uncertainties supply and demand. The research challenge identified to accelerate the development and implementation of the technologies is Cost Effective and Resource Efficient Large Scale Energy Storage.

A total of £80,000 is available in the current round of flexible funding. The maximum funding per applicant is £40,000 (FEC). Project awardees can invoice 80% of the FEC at the end of the project; up to the £32,000 for each project. Only one submission per applicant is permitted.

For further information and the application form please find a the link to the application site here.