Dutch National Research Agenda Theme: Storage and Conversion

This call for proposals invites knowledge institutes and other interested parties to participate in research and implementation projects in the area of Storage and Conversion. The consortia will operate on an interdisciplinary basis and cover the entire knowledge chain.

Purpose

Storage and conversion is the storage of renewable electricity in chemical compounds. This conversion is crucial in a sustainable energy system and requires far-reaching fundamental and applied knowledge in the area of Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM). The NWA programme above all aims to build bridges: between different scientific fields, between different forms of research (fundamental, applied, practice-oriented) and between diverse national and international knowledge agendas. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in the broadest sense, an approach spanning the entire knowledge chain and cooperation with societal partners including Ministries, corporates, start-ups and NGOs are therefore crucial features of the consortia involved in NWA projects and programmes. 

Who can apply

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium representing the broad knowledge chain.

What to apply for 

A maximum of  € 1.300.000 can be requested to finance personnel, material and investments. Proposals have a maximum duration of 6 years.

When to apply

  • Deadline for the submission of an application by the consortia is November 21st 2019

Assessment

Criteria

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of the following three criteria:

  1. Quality of the research proposal;
  2. Quality of the consortium;
  3. Potential scientific and/or societal breakthroughs

Procedure

The first step in the assessment procedure is a test as to whether NWO can consider the application. All eligible proposals will be submitted for assessment to at least two independent, international referees. Subsequently, a selection committee appointed for this task will invite the applicant for an interview during which the applicant will be given the possibility to respond to the anonymised referees’ reports (‘rebuttal’). The selection committee will discuss and rank the proposals. The NWO Executive Board of  makes a decision about whether or not to award funding to each research proposal based on the granting/ranking advice from the selection committee. 

Details

Status

Temporarily closed for application

Deadline

21 November 2019 14:00

Grant type

Programmatic

Budget

The budget available for this call for proposals is 3.812.000 euro

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences National Science Agenda

Objective

Research (2019-2022)

Contact

Bas van Schooten +31 (0) 70 349 4197 b.vanschooten@nwo.nl