Multi-disciplinary low carbon fuels

EPSRC, as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake fundamental research that will advance low carbon fuels generation toward deployment. Proposals submitted to this call must be multi-disciplinary in nature and seek to solve the issues outlined below.

This call is aimed to address low carbon fuel generation. EPSRC expects bids to be cross-cutting and involve several disciplines, technology areas and fuel types. Bids that do not sufficiently work across technology areas will be rejected.

There should be a single submission from a single principal investigator (PI) for each proposal, though bids can be multi-institutional. In order to focus effort applicants are only permitted to be involved in a maximum of two proposals; as a PI on one proposal and a co-investigator on another proposal or as a co-investigator on a maximum of two proposals.

Applicants wishing to submit a proposal must register their intent to submit before 16.00 on 10 March 2015. Applicants must submit the names of researchers, institutions, project partners, the approximate cost of the grant and the technology areas to EnergyTeam@epsrc.ac.uk. Applicants who do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will have their applications rejected. This stage is used to help us identify reviewers and panel members.

The call closes at 16.00 on 28 April 2015 with up to £6M available from EPSRC for this call. Projects may be for up to four years. EPSRC expects to support three or four proposals. This call will be assessed by postal peer review followed by an interview panel meeting. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome at the earliest opportunity.

Key dates

Activity Date
Call opens on Je-S 17 February 2015
Call closes 16:00 on 28 April 2015
Interview panel meeting August/September 2015
Decisions announced October 2015
 Grants start 01 January 2016