We are pleased to announce that the first DecarboN8 seedcorn funding call is now open for applications. For detail, visit the DecarboN8 Network Website. For a quick overview, see below.

For full details and application forms please visit our funding page.

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 27 February 2020.

Timeline

16 December 2019: Call opens
27 February 2020: 5pm (GMT) closing date for applications
05 March 2020: Panel
09 March 2020: Decisions announced
01 April 2020: Earliest project start date

For this first round of seedcorn funding, a total of £100,000 (£80,000 at 80% fEC) is available. Two further funding calls will be run in 2020 and 2021, where a further £300,000 (£240,000 at 80% fEC) will be available. Proposals are invited for projects of up to 6 months duration.

Applications are encouraged for activities such as:

  • Exploratory research studies
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Comparative case study research
  • Interdisciplinary activities such as workshops

As this is seedcorn funding, we would not anticipate funding a small number of very high value bids. Whilst we are not setting a maximum value, applicants should be aware that we expect to share the £100,000 between a number of smaller projects. Our aim is to support research that demonstrates a credible path to larger funding applications to the Research Councils, InnovateUK, or other sources. We are particularly keen to encourage new inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations and to support the development of Early Career Researchers in this area.