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

Understanding public awareness of climate risks and opportunities in Scotland

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research on the Scottish public’s understanding of current and future risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate. Establishing such a baseline is important for any future strategies to improve public understanding and inspire action. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday 12 July 2021.

Understanding farm level environmental indicators and economic performance

ClimateXChange wishes to commission a project on behalf of Scottish Government to examine the potential of new Farm Business Survey (FBS) environmental indicators to provide robust evidence to inform climate change related policy monitoring and development. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday 5 July 2021.

Understanding impacts of emission trading systems and carbon border adjustment mechanisms on Scottish business 

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to understand the potential competitiveness impacts on Scottish businesses/industries of changes in carbon pricing policy.

Please note the submission deadline has been extended to noon on Friday 2 July 2021.

Understanding the impacts of climate change on population groups in Scotland

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research on whether and which groups in Scotland are disproportionately impacted by climate change.

The project will look at how these groups are impacted now and the potential impacts in the future, and explore approaches to engage these groups in further dialogue on how to manage the impacts.

Submissions must be received by noon Thursday 1 July 2021.

Read full tender on Public Contracts Scotland

Heat in Buildings Strategy – Regulation: Understanding the emissions associated with heating technologies

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to provide an accurate understanding of the direct emissions associated with both readily available and potential heating systems that are considered low carbon, zero carbon or renewable. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

A scenario-based approach to emissions reduction targets in Scottish agriculture

ClimateXChange wishes to commission a project to better understand the potential emissions abatement from Scottish agriculture from a series of technical measures, with a particular focus on future advances and in combination with selected external factors.

Submissions must be received by noon on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Tidal Flooding on the Clyde Options Analysis & Scoping

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to provide evidence for a long-term adaptation pathway for the Clyde. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday 21 June 2021.