Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 16:00 on 31 August 2020
Closing date for Full Applications: 16:00 on 12 October 2020

Up to £400,000 of funding has been allocated up to build upon the existing NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme. The Open Call will fund projects that maximise the legacy and impact of the UKUH Programme; advance thintegration of socio-economic and geoscience research; provide opportunities to increase the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) of the Programme and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

The ambitions of the Open Call will be delivered through:

  1. Funding an overarching Socio-economic and Geoscience Nexus Project of up to £25,000;
  2. Funding up to 3 Large inter-disciplinary projects each to a value of up to £70,000, for early career researchers;
  3. Funding up to 8 Small projects each to the value of up to £20,000;
  4. Allocating up to a total of £5,000, to fund up to 5 EDI Ambassadors responsible for promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and supporting Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

All details are found in the Announcement of Opportunity document at and we encourage applicants out with the existing UKUH Programme to apply for funding as well as those who have existing contracts already funded through the UKUH programme.