ClimateXChange research is funded in three ways:

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) who work in Universities and have individual work plans agreed with the relevant Scottish Government policy division, see our Areas of expertise
  • Dedicated CXC resource through SEFARI – Scotland’s environment, food and agriculture research institutes, which are independent research organisations funded to do applied and strategic research for the Scottish Government’s rural affairs, food and environment portfolio
  • A commissioning budget, used for projects where we do not already have expertise through the above funding streams

Current research grants, our commissions and vacancies in the secretariat are listed below.

Invitations to quote: Research projects
The economic impacts of ULEV uptake

You are invited to respond to an invitation to quote for a research project aimed at identifying the potential economic impacts in Scotland associated with ultra low emissions vehicle (ULEV) uptake.

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Submissions must be received by noon on Tuesday 30th July 2019

Good practice principles for grid scale battery storage

We are inviting proposals for a study to inform energy policy development in relation to the role that grid scale battery storage could play in providing a resilient, affordable electricity network for electricity users across Scotland.

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Submissions must be received by noon on Tuesday 13th August 2019

Delivering social care in a changing climate

We are inviting proposals for a project taking a case study approach to identifying the impact climate change is having on social care delivery.

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Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday 15 August 2019.

Proposals for grant funding: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

We are inviting proposals for two separate grant funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellows:

1) Carbon sequestration in permanent grasslands
Core tasks for the fellow are to identify known management practices that increase and maintain soil carbon in grassland and collate the evidence base that demonstrates the influence of management. Based on this analysis, identify the abatement or sequestration potential if these techniques were applied across managed grassland in Scotland.

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Submissions must be received by noon on Monday 19th August 2019

2) Sustainable security of supply in a low carbon electricity system

The core task is to build the technical evidence needed to answer the core research question: How can we provide electricity security of supply for Scotland in a low or no carbon electricity system?

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Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 22nd August 2019