GCRF Sustainable energy and international development: beyond technology (Deadline 11th July 2019)

On behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), ESRC, NERC and Innovate UK are pleased to invite applications for the ‘UKRI-GCRF Sustainable Energy and International Development: Beyond Technology’ call. Funding has been allocated from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research and innovation which addresses the problems faced by developing countries.

This call expects to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7and the development of the most disadvantaged. It will fund cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research projects that focus on at least two of the following priority areas:

  • Energy technology interactions in societies, communities and with end-users. 
  • Natural resources, their sustainable usage and interactions with energy systems.
  • Resilient energy systems.
  • Effective governance and political economy of sustainable energy.

They aim to fund proposals varying in scale of up to £1.5 million (100% fEC) per grant for a duration of up to 36 months.

Each grant should reach across the physical sciences, arts and humanities, social and environmental sciences by, for example, drawing on socio-technical and whole systems integration research approaches.

For further information click here

All UEL academics interested in this opportunity must first discuss with their Director of research as well as the Research and Development Support team by contacting reds@uel.ac.uk

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