EPSRC/Energy Systems Catapult Whole Energy Systems Scoping Studies

The EPSRC Energy theme and the Energy Systems Catapult are inviting eligible UK academics to submit proposals for collaborative scoping studies in the six areas outlined in the full call document (available under "Resources" on this page).

Up to £500k is available for this Call, with a maximum of £60k (80% FEC) available for each scoping study submitted.

The EPSRC/Energy systems catapult will fund up to eight studies across the six areas identified. Scoping studies are expected to be up to a maximum of nine months in duration and up to £60k (80% FEC) in value. Funding could be used for researcher time, travel, workshops and other engagement activities to further develop consortia and larger programmes of work. Interdisciplinary collaboration and consortia building within applications is strongly encouraged as is partnership and engagement activities with organisations outside of academia e.g. Government, regulators and industry.

Proposals will be assessed using an expert panel which will include key stakeholders and academic/industrial researchers who have an understanding of the Energy space.

All proposals must be received by 16:00 on 19 January 2017 via the Research Councils' Joint electronic Submission system (Je-S).

The outputs of the scoping studies funded will be used to inform a larger call for research (launching late 2017-early 2018) for fundamental research projects designed to undertake deeper studies in the areas identified. All scoping studies which are successfully funded will be expected to attend a one day wrap-up event towards the end of the project duration to present the outcomes and outputs of their research (30 minute presentation +Q&A) to the Energy Systems Catapult and the EPSRC.