Flexible Fund: Call 2

30 Mar 2021

We are issuing our second call for proposals under our Flexible Fund. This call focuses on three key research areas that are important to understanding the effectiveness and impacts of policies that form part of the ‘green industrial revolution’ envisaged by the UK Government as part of its response to Covid-19.

We are seeking proposals from universities or other institutions eligible to hold UKRI awards in the following topic areas:

  • Delivering a 40 GW offshore wind target: Securing investment and ensuring efficient price signals.
  • The economic impacts of heat system decarbonisation.
  • Co-benefits: Covid-19 recovery, net zero and wider societal and environmental effects.

For this call we are operating a ‘one stage’ process that seeks to commission new research swiftly. To help expedite the review process, applicants must provide an intent to submit by 4pm on the 21st May 2021. The deadline for full proposals is 4pm on the 4th June 2021.

We anticipate that just under £1 million will be distributed under this second call. Projects should start by the autumn of 2021 and are expected to last between one and two years. The supported research will form an integral part of UKERC’s research programme. A further call will be issued in late 2021.

The full guidance for applicants can be found here: Flex Fund Call 2 details

For any queries please email Ioanna Ketsopoulou.