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For the next two rounds of the Strategic Equipment scheme, the Physical Sciences Theme is issuing an open invite for applicants to submit outline proposals aimed at promoting and supporting increased usage of existing items of equipment.

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Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience, and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged.

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Closing date: 12 October 2017 at 16:00

EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for Prosperity Partnerships (Second call). Up to £20 million is available to support existing, strategic, research-based partnerships between businesses and universities. Example priority areas for strategic programmes: energy security and efficiency, reliable infrastructure, better solutions to acute threats.

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Application deadline: 19 September 2017, 16:00 UK time

Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Applications are made on a bi-lateral basis by senior researchers. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

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Closing date: 28 September 2017 at 16:00

EPSRC and ETI are seeking expressions of interest to attend our joint event on knowledge exchange entitled "Knowledge - the key to a successful low carbon transition" at the University of Loughborough on 24 October 2017.

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The final work programme under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 for the years 2018 -20 will be officially launched in October 2017. It will have EU funding of around €30 billion, making it the largest single integrated programme of publicly funded research and innovation during this period across the EU.

The first opportunity to hear the full details about the Near-Zero CO2 Emission (NZE) topics will be at the European Information Day in Brussels on 23rd October.  This event will also be broadcast online if you are unable to attend in person. More details

The following calls are of particular interest to the CCS and CCU community and are expected to open in Oct-Nov 2017:

  • LC-SC3-NZE-1-2018: Advanced capture technologies (RIA 20 m euro), deadline 6 Sep 2018
  • CE-SC3-NZE-2-2018: Conversion of captured CO2  (RIA 12 m euro), deadline 6 Sep 2018
  • LC-SC3-NZE-3-2018: Strategic planning for CCUS development, deadline 6 Sep 2018
  • The following calls are under the same area but focusing on cross-cutting issues:
  • LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020: Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition
  • LC-SC3-CC-2-2018: Modelling in support to the transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System in Europe
  • LC-SC3-CC-4-2018: Support to sectorial fora
  • LC-SC3-CC-5-2018: Research, innovation and educational capacities for energy transition
  • LC-SC3-CC-6-2018: Transition in coal intensive regions

The Climate Action call focuses on policy and will open in November 2017:

  • LC-CLA-01-2018: Supporting the development of climate policies to deliver on the Paris Agreement, through Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) (RIA 25m Euro).


The purpose of this scheme is to encourage Scottish small to medium-sized companies to engage more effectively with European Funding, under Horizon 2020. The award will be paid to the university on submission of a completed final report, and university costs will be reimbursed by the Scottish Funding Council. The Value of Grant Requested should not be less than £1,000 or more than £5,000.

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These awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. The grant award (for an individual project) is for up to £20,000. The company must match the value of the grant requested in cash. There are set deadlines throughout the year for applications:

  • 30 June 2017
  • 4 August 2017
  • 29 September 2017
  • 10 November 2017
  • 12 January 2018

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Deadline: ongoing

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train to gain experience and volunteer abroad.

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Deadline: apply any time

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help SME businesses in Scotland become resource efficient and create a more circular economy. Sectors of interest include the bioeconomy (food & drink) and energy infrastructure (oil & gas decommissioning, renewables, transmission).

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Deadline: submission of the LOI 3 months prior to the Standard Grant full proposal closing date to which the applicants plan to submit

Funding available from NERC and International funding bodies in the USA ($500k), Brazil, Luxembourg. Check individual call details.

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This scheme is aimed at helping Scottish based SMEs explore opportunities and activities, with the assistance of a Scottish Higher Education Institute, approximately six months prior to submitting applications for particular schemes or calls under Horizon 2020 European Funding.

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This fund supports talented researchers who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team to address a distinct research problem. Between £800,000 and £1 million is available over four to five years for staff salaries and associated research costs. Each institution is limited to one bid only. Universities select and provide details of their chosen candidate. Access will then be granted to the Trust’s online Grant Application System.

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Energy Catalyst

Round 4 opened on 1 April 2016 with DFID & EPSRC funding only – Energy Trilemma scope as previously, but likely to also require "relevance to needs of developing countries".

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The fairs are taking place as part of the Study in Europe project, contracted by the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture for the European Union. The project is being implemented by a consortium involving Academic Cooperation Association, Archimedes Foundation, British Council, Campus France, DAAD and EP-Nuffic.

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A number of grant opportunities, including Early Career Fellowships, visiting Professorships etc.

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Opportunity for early to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties. The secondment will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching. The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines and provides funding to cover the salary cost of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host. Awards can be held up to six months full-time or part time up to 12 months. The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Call opens March 2016, Deadline:  TBC

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New Horizon 2020 Calls of relevance to CCS are mainly part of the LCE (Low-Carbon Energy) section. Find general information on H2020-LCE-2016-2017.

Horizon 2020: FET (Future and Emerging Technologies)

The successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies requires supporting a large set of early stage, high-risk visionary science and technology projects to investigate new ideas. Here agile, risk-friendly and highly interdisciplinary research approaches are needed with collaborations that are open to all sciences and disciplines and that dissolve the traditional boundaries between them.

Cut-off dates: 11/5/16, 17/1/17, 27/9/17

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EUREKA Network Projects are transnational, market-driven innovative research and development projects, labelled by EUREKA and supported by the public administrations and public funding agencies that represent EUREKA in each of its 40+ member countries. To set up a EUREKA project there must be at least two partners from two different EUREKA countries. Partners can be of any type: SMEs, large companies, research institutions and universities. The network also promotes project results once the product of research reaches the market.

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A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.

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