ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre - Champion

Funding Available

This call is the first stage to fund a £20 million Research and Innovation Centre as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge. This call will provide £100,000 of funding for one successful Industrial Decarbonisation Champion six month grant followed by one £19.9 million Research and Innovation Centre which will be funded until 31 March 2024.

How to apply

This is the first of a two stage application process. Applicants must submit an initial proposal by 22 October 2019 via Je-S with the successful candidate being invited to develop a full proposal and submit via Je-S by 06 July 2020. Only the successful applicant will be invited to submit to the second stage as Principal Investigator. Other applicants may be part of the second stage as Co-Investigators.

Stage 1)

ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre - Champion call – Aimed at identifying a Champion for Industrial Decarbonisation and building a multidisciplinary consortium with six months of funding.

Stage 2)

ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre call – Invited stage for a full proposal for a virtual multidisciplinary research Centre. Its remit will include carrying out multidisciplinary research and cross-cutting activities such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, gasification, policy, economic, institutional and regulatory analysis, and knowledge exchange.  

Funding for the Industrial Decarbonisation Champion and the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre will be provided through the ISCF. Therefore, there are additional grant conditions and expectations as part of the funding which are fully detailed in the call document. The Champion will be accountable to the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Director who is responsible for the overall delivery of this ISCF Challenge.