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Stage 2 Research Project Call Now Open To Successful Stage 1 Applicants  

Research Project Call Stage 2

We are pleased to announce that Stage 2 of the UK-HyRES Hydrogen and Alternative Liquid Fuels Research Project Call is open to successful Stage 1 applicants. We were overwhelmed at the number of submissions (158) received, an indication of exceptional community interest in hydrogen research. This led to a challenging and lengthy assessment process involving nearly 500 independent reviews each in quality, impact, and fit assessment areas.  However, we are confident in the high quality of the final selection of 38 EoIs invited to the full proposal.  At this stage, we expect to be able to fund around 10 proposals, subject to review. Finally, it is important to note that ALL the EoIs that we received were interesting, relevant, and potentially impactful.  It is frustrating that our limited flexifund did not (and will not) allow us to fund as many project ideas as we would like.  We are currently in discussion with the EPSRC to explore a budget uplift for the Hub that will match the clear and extensive appetite for new hydrogen projects.

Key Dates

Expression of Interest call opens20th December 2023
Information Webinar12th Jan 2024
Closing date for Expressions of Interest24th January 2024
Call for Full Proposals opens2nd May 2024
Online information webinar for Full Proposals17th May 2024 2.00 to 3.30pm on Teams
Call for Full Proposals closes13th June 3.00 PM
Peer reviews of full proposals18th June – 16th July 2024
Meeting of Review Panelw/c 22nd July 2024
Notification of successful and unsuccessful Proposalsw/c 22nd July 2024
Period for exchange of Flexible Fund grant conditions22nd July – 16th August 2024
Anticipated start date of successful proposalsOctober – December 2024
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