Announcement of Opportunity: NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme launches an Open Call

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 16:00 on 31 August 2020
Closing date for Full Applications: 16:00 on 12 October 2020

Up to £400,000 of funding has been allocated up to build upon the existing NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme. The Open Call will fund projects that maximise the legacy and impact of the UKUH Programme; advance the integration of socio-economic and geoscience research; provide opportunities to increase the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) of the Programme and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

The ambitions of the Open Call will be delivered through:

  1. Funding an overarching Socio-economic and Geoscience Nexus Project of up to £25,000;
  2. Funding up to 3 Large inter-disciplinary projects each to a value of up to £70,000, for early career researchers;
  3. Funding up to 8 Small projects each to the value of up to £20,000;
  4. Allocating up to a total of £5,000, to fund up to 5 EDI Ambassadors responsible for promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and supporting Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

All details are found in the Announcement of Opportunity document at www.ukuh.org/opencall/ and we encourage applicants out with the existing UKUH Programme to apply for funding as well as those who have existing contracts already funded through the UKUH programme.