Funding

Funding Opportunities

Thanks to BBSRC funding, CCnet has been awarded a number of flexible funding opportunities over the lifetime of the Network.

 

 

Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) – 1st Call

BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers (up to £10K, 100% costed) will be used to encourage and support collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the CCnet framework:

  • They will be awarded to undertake a defined piece of work by the academic partner for the industrial partner.
  • The industrial partner will be expected to at least match the value of the awarded voucher, either through a cash or in-kind contribution.
  • Grant awardees will have to submit a final expenditure claim upon completion of their BIV, and BBSRC will then release the funds to the NIBB RO at the next available quarterly pay run.
  • Please read the following BBSRC Grants Guide  and the TRL Definitions before you submit your application

Now Open

 CLOSES: 13th JANUARY 2020, 5PM

Eligibility:

CCnet membership and BBSRC eligible

How to apply:

Please read the BIV Operational Guidelines (below) and fill in the BIV application form (below).

Submit the completed application form by email to: ccnet@nottingham.ac.uk

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Proof of Concept (PoC) – 1st Call – Now closed

BBSRC NIBB Proof of Concept funding will be used to encourage and support multidisciplinary projects which seek to integrate component parts within the CCnet framework:

  • Funding of up to £50,000 is available for research, which is at Technology Readiness Levels 1-4.
  • Although an industrial partner is not required for PoC funding, it is encouraged.
  • Individual PoC projects should last no longer than 12 months.
  • PoCs are awarded at 80%fEC. The awardee at the academic institution MUST be willing to provide the remaining 20%fEC.
  • Grant awardees will have to submit a final expenditure claim upon completion of their PoC and BBSRC will then release the funds to the NIBB RO at the next available quarterly pay run.
  • Please read the following BBSRC Grants Guide  and the TRL Definitions before you submit your application

 

Call Title:  ‘Industrial Decarbonisation: Challenges & Opportunities’

Clusters of large industrial plants for energy-intensive industries such as iron and steel, cement, refining and chemicals, have developed near UK ports and estuaries. The industrial decarbonisation challenge aims to accelerate the cost-effective decarbonisation of these industries by developing and deploying low-carbon technologies. It is expected that specific technology domains, such as hydrogen and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) will figure prominently. Applications centred on autotrophs are invited that can make a contribution to this UK challenge, which aim to enable the deployment of infrastructure at scale by the mid-2020s.

OPENS: NOW CLOSED

Eligibility:

How to apply:

Please read the PoC Operational Guidelines (below) and fill in the PoC Application Form (below).

Submit the completed application form by email: ccnet@nottingham.ac.uk

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Undergraduate Summer Studentships

CCnet has funds available for summer studentships to fund undergraduate students who wish to gain experience in the field of Carbon ReCycling. The application should be made by the supervisor. The student may not be in the final year of his/her undergraduate degree course. The funding will support the living expenses of the student (£200 per week, for up to 10 weeks fEC) and a budget for consumables (maximum £500 fEC).

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