Reducing Energy Demand in the Transport Sector

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Up to £4M is available from EPSRC for this call to support interdisciplinary collaborative research to reduce energy demand in the transport sector.EPSRC are seeking proposals with innovation in engineering, physical sciences or ICT together with business and economic modelling and behavioural aspects of transport systems. Whilst interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged, the majority of the scope of each proposal should be within EPSRC’s remit. The challenges they want to address are:

– Decarbonising freight using multidisciplinary research (including behaviour, economics, governance and technology)

– Energy demand implications of technological, institutional, and infrastructural change

– Vehicle design to meet changing mobility needs in an integrated transport system

The successful proposals and institutions will be required to work together and to build links with existing centres in order to add extra value to the research.

Please submit expression of interest by 16:00 on 31 July 2015

Applications should be submitted by 16:00 on 19 August 2015

Full details available here.

For further advice and guidance please speak to your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager at an early stage.