Funding Opportunities

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  • Clean Energy Transition Partnership – call 2023-24 Call Module CM2023-04 : Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS)

    Closing date: 27/03/2024

    Closing date, stage 1: 22/11/ 2023; stage 2: 27/03/2024

    The Call Module on CCU/CCS is based on the previous ERA-Net ACT initiative with the aim to facilitate the emergence of CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies via funding of transnational projects. It aims at facilitating the emergence of CCU and CCS by accelerating and maturing these CCU/CCS technologies through targeted financing of innovation and research activities.

    The term CCUS refers to all areas of the CCU and CCS chains. It encompasses a wide spectrum of technologies to capture CO2 from point sources or directly from the air and either store it in porous geological formations that are typically located several kilometres under the earth’s surface, onshore or offshore (CCS), or use the CO2 to produce valuable products like fuels or energy, chemicals, and other materials (CCU).

    Under this Call, CCU does not include the use of CO2 as a non-reactive working fluid, unless it is combined with other renewable systems (such as geothermal) to constitute a CCUS system.

    The CCU/CCS Call Module intends to fund projects that aim to accelerate CCUS technologies in support of global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 and further efforts for climate neutrality.

    The CCU/CCS Call Module is seeking innovative projects that range from smaller research projects to new or major expansions/upgrades of existing pilot and demonstration facility sites or projects.

    Selected projects will support the emergence of CCU/CCS primarily in the industrial sectors and the energy sector.

    The ambition of the Call Module is to select projects that have the potential to accelerate the time to market for CCU/CCS technologies. This will require cost-shared participation from industries in research and innovation activities, especially in energy intensive and heavy industry sectors, which may benefit strongly from implementing CCU/CCS technologies.

  • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 - sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply, Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, EU

    Closing date: 21/01/2025

    This supports proposals that contribute to a more efficient, clean, sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply through new solutions for smart grids and energy systems based on more performance renewable energy solutions. Funding is available under the following topics:

    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-02 - development of next generation synthetic renewable fuel technologies;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-03 - development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-11 - CCU for the production of fuels;
    • HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-12 - DACCS and BECCS for CO2 removal or negative emissions.
       
    Depending on the topic, proposals must take the form of coordination and support actions or research and innovation actions, and innovation actions. Coordination and support actions require one or more legal entities established in an EU member state, Horizon Europe associated country or, in exceptional cases, another third country. Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities; each established in a different EU member state or Horizon Europe associated country. Participants from selected LMICs are automatically eligible for funding. Participants from other countries may participate at their own cost. Applicants from the UK and Switzerland should check that funding under this call is covered by their national funding authority.

    The budget is €138 million. Grants are worth up to €15m each.

Without closing date

  • EPSRC fellowships update

    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.

  • The Leverhulme Trust

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

  • Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

    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).