UKERC’s  Phase 4 programme includes a £3 million Flexible Research Fund that will be allocated via a series of three open calls, anticipated to take place in 2020 and 2021. The Fund is overseen by an independent Research Committee.

The aims of the Fund are:
  • To provide flexibility for the UKERC research programme in the light of new scientific insights or developments in policies, technologies or industries.
  • To bring a wider range of researchers and disciplines into UKERC’s research programme, including researchers from outside the ‘traditional’ energy community.
  • To scope and develop new research agendas in partnership with funders, the research community and other stakeholders; and to promote integration in the UKERC research programme, and to fill gaps where needed.

We hosted a workshop and online survey in January 2020 to scope out and prioritise topics for the first round of funding, read the report here.

For more information on the Flexible Fund please contact Ioanna Ketsopoulou.