Funding Opportunity (now closed)

Applications are invited for the UK National Clean Maritime Research Hub's Wave 1 Flexible Funding Call

Through a total of 3 waves of Responsive Research calls, the UK National Clean Maritime Research Hub (UK-MaRes Hub) aims to fund up to 30 world-leading responsive research projects. Funding for approximately 10 projects is available under Wave 1.

Successful projects will have a total value of approximately £100,000 – with £50,000 provided by the UK-MaRes Hub (at 100% fEC but funded at 80%fEC), along with equivalent 1:1 match funding (in-kind and/or cash contributions) from Project Partners.

Proposals are invited to address 7 priority research areas:

1. Real-time vessel data communication
2. Novel energy solutions for ports
3. Ammonia and liquid bunkering/debunkering
4. Risk and uncertainty regarding marine regulations and policy implications
5. Modal shift: utilising coastal shipping to move freight to create marine freight highways
6. Novel energy-saving devices to improve vessel efficiency
7. Novel cost-effective nuclear propulsion systems

Deadline for applications: 9th April 2024 at 16:00

Full call guidance and application form is available here.

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

UK-MaRes Hub is funded by the UK Department for Transport, as part of the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE) Programme and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 

Network-H2: Historic calls for flexible research funding (now closed)

Call 1: Economics of Hydrogen for Transport

Funding is available for 1 project worth £50,000 (at 100% fEC), funded at 80% fEC.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 30th October 2020.

Full call guidance is available here.  

Call 2: Open call

Expressions of Interest are now invited to this Open Call focusing on a range of topics relevant to Network-H2.

Funding is available for up to 6 projects worth £50,000 each (at 100% fEC), funded at 80% fEC.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 11th June 2021.

Full call guidance and expression of interest form available here.

Call 3: Hydrogen Standards

Full applications are now invited to this call focusing on Hydrogen Standards.

Funding is available for 1 project worth £50,000 (at 100% fEC), funded at 80% fEC.

Deadline for applications: 25th June 2021 at 17:00 (UK time).

Full call guidance and application form available here. 

Network-H+C: Historic calls for flexible research funding (now closed)

Call 1: Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling Open Call

Expressions of Interest are now invited to this call focusing on two priority areas within the decarbonisation of heating and cooling research themes.

Funding is available for 2-3 project worth £100,000 (at 100% fEC), funded at 80% fEC.

Deadline for applications: 27th July 2021 at 17:00 (UK time).

Full call guidance and application form available here. 

Call 2: Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling - Sandpit Event

Expressions of Interest are now invited from researchers keen on forming new collaborations around the topic of the Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling.  

The Network is adopting a supportive, flexible approach to identifying new partnerships and project ideas via an initial registration process and a sandpit event to be held at The Met Hotel, Leeds on 1st November 2022.

Funding is available for 4-7 project worth £50,000 (at 100% fEC), funded at 80% fEC.

Deadline for registration: 23rd September 2022 at 16:00 (GMT).

Full call guidance and application form available here.