National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

CESI Flex Fund

CESI Flex fund

Through our £800,000 fund, we support collaborative, high quality, energy systems research.

Energy integration

The EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration’s £800,000 flexible research fund provides support for collaborative, high quality, energy systems integration research.  It offers funding to to whole energy systems researchers at Universities or other institutions elible to hold Research Council awards through the following mechanisms:

  • Responsive Mode Funding
  • Directed Calls

Aims of our flexible research fund calls

CESI has run two flexible research fund calls to date.  The first call expanded the number of institutions collaborating with the Centre.  The second addessed identified gaps in our research.

Funding is allocated through a transparent, competitive process, with award decisions made by consensus by the award panel.  The criteria against which funding applications are assessed are listed in the call documentation.

These criteria include:

  • Extension or enhancement of our research programme
  • Linking aspects to other UKRI research programmes
  • Addressing gaps
  • Introduction of new organisations to the CESI consortium
  • Introduction of new skills and disciplines to the CESI consortium
  • Fits with the UKRI mission of ensuring research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK
  • For innovations identified in whole energy systems sector within the last 24 months
    • Investigation of emerging challenges and opportunities
    • Introduction of emerging tools, techniques and/or methods 

Projects funded through our Flexible Research Fund

We are delighted to announce details of the projects awarded funding in our flexible research fund calls:

Academic Consortium
CESI's Founding Academic Partners

CESI Flex Fund Project updates - Jan 2019

At our recent International Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, the CESI Flex Fund project teams presented an update on their plans and progress on their projects. 

Information presented is available by downloading this file - CESI Flex Fund Project updates - Jan 2019