Nordic Energy Research is issuing a call for proposals for planning grants within energy research. The call has a budget of NOK 650 000 and the deadline for the call for proposals is 29 November 2019.

The call is an extension of Nordic Energy Research’s call for proposals Planning grants within energy research issued in 2018, and provides an opportunity for Nordic research consortia aspiring to apply to international calls within the energy area.

The Nordic countries have adopted ambitious energy and climate goals to reduce carbon emissions and the dependence on fossil fuels. In the effort to achieve these goals, a lot can be gained from Nordic and international collaboration. Nordic Energy Research aims to facilitate this process by bringing researchers and other relevant actors together and support them in the planning of proposals for international calls.

Nordic Energy Research is seeking innovative, high quality, cross-disciplinary pre-proposals on topics of relevance to corresponding international calls on themes regarding renewable energy, energy systems, sustainable energy transition and similar topics in the energy area. Relevant calls and programmes could for example be Horizon 2020 (e.g. Energy efficiency, Smart and clean energy for consumers) or other initiatives related to the EU (e.g. ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems, SOLAR-ERA.NET).

Each pre-proposal may at a maximum apply for a planning grant of NOK 50 000. Incoming applications will be assessed continuously, and successful pre-proposals will receive funding shortly after they have been approved. The call closes when the total available funding has been distributed, or no later than 29 November 2019 14:00 CET.

Read the full call text and apply.