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

International climate justice, conflict and gender scoping study

The Scottish Government is committed to placing people at the heart of international action on climate change, and to promoting the benefits of a just transition to a net-zero society. This research will further build understanding of the impacts of climate change on traditionally disadvantaged communities in order to support a Just Transition both in Scotland and internationally. This research will also help develop Scottish Government policy on peace and security, including how current initiatives led by the Scottish Government Directorate for External Affairs can incorporate climate considerations.

Submissions must be received by noon on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Assessing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scotland's fishing fleet

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from groups of different vessel types in the Scottish fishing fleet.

Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Assessing the potential for hydrogen to reduce curtailment of renewable electricity in Scotland 

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to assess the potential for renewable hydrogen production to reduce renewable electricity curtailment in an integrated energy grid.

Submissions must be received by noon on Friday 8 October 2021.

Review of climate vulnerability assessment of Scotland's marine environment and marine economy 

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to review climate vulnerability assessments of Scotland’s marine environment and marine economy.

Submissions must be received by noon on Friday 22 October 2021.

Clean Heat and Energy Efficiency Workforce Assessment Project

ClimateXChange wishes to commission research to assess the ‘clean heat’ and energy efficiency workforce. The research will consider the demographics of the existing workforce, recent trends, the labour required to meet the Scottish Government’s ambitions and options for supporting supply chain growth. 

Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday 27 October 2021.