ClimateXChange research is funded in two ways:

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) who work in universities and research institutes, and have individual work plans agreed with the relevant Scottish Government policy division.
  • A commissioning budget for research through universities, consultancies and the research institutes in 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

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

Invitations to quote: Research projects

Encouraging sustainable travel behaviour in children young people and their families: A literature and policy review

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to explore options for more ambitious and joined-up action within and between Scottish Government and local authorities, to enable children, young people and their families to play a key role in achieving our car-use reduction target and our wider net zero ambition. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday 30 May 2022.

Low carbon transport fuels – an evidence review

ClimateXChange wishes to commission an evidence review of the potential for low carbon transport fuels to support the transition to net zero emissions by 2045. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Zero emissions heating in new buildings across Scottish Islands 

ClimateXChange wishes to commission an evidence review of the costs and key considerations associated with delivering zero direct emissions heating (ZDEH) systems in new buildings (both domestic and non-domestic) across Scotland’s island regions.

Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

The future second hand bus market in Scotland: Impact of the move to battery electric buses by major operators

ClimateXChange wishes to commission a study of business models and market mechanisms currently standard in the second-hand bus market, and the potential impacts that large operators purchasing battery-electric buses from now on will have on the second-hand market and SME business models.  

Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 15 June 2022.

TIMES model industry sector update

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to review and update data and assumptions within the Scottish TIMES model for the industry sector. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Friday 17 June 2022.

Climate change, the land-based labour market and rural land use in Scotland – an evidence assessment

ClimateXChange wishes to commission an assessment of the existing evidence for the rural labour market in Scotland and it’s resilience to change.  

Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday 7 July 2022.