Energy and Economic Growth (EEG): Inviting applications for ‘research proposals’ to explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia.

Funding brief: EEG is welcoming research proposals that explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia.

The recent paper Barriers to regional cooperation for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy in Eastern South Asia provides detailed insights into the wide spectrum of barriers to regional power trade in Eastern South Asia and sets out where research must be focused to complement ongoing efforts.

They anticipate that the project will involve a modelling approach, but leave it open to researchers to propose the specific methodology. Proposals should be designed to guide negotiations and build confidence around the implications of technology change for regional energy trade. As the policy relevance and impact of our work is of utmost importance to EEG, they strongly support the co-creation of research with key public and private sector partners in our focus countries.  

The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) aims to address pressing policy questions in low-income countries to help shift energy systems towards a more sustainable, efficient, reliable and equitable paradigm. EEG is a five-year programme, led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and funded by the UK Department for International Development.

EEG’s objective is to build a body of evidence around how power sector reforms, innovative technologies and practicable actions can enhance the economic impacts of large-scale electricity infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

This call for applications specifically welcomes research proposals that explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia. Proposals should aim to guide negotiations and build confidence around the implications of technology change for regional energy trade. The thematic scope of this call is discussed in more detail in Section 3.1 of the guideline.

EEG aims to deliver research that is relevant, accessible and actionable by decision makers and influencers, whether in the public or private sector domain. To this end, researchers will be required to demonstrate their ‘pathway to impact’ and how ‘research uptake’ is embedded in their project design.

Donor Name: Energy and Economic Growth (EEG)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: The proposal package must then be submitted by 17:00 6th, November, 2018 (UK time).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: A total budget of £350,000 has been allocated for this call, although EEG reserve the right to adjust this figure up or down depending on the quality and quantity of proposals received. They anticipate making award.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Official start of the research project – no earlier than the 1st, January, 2019. Proposals are invited for research funds of durations up to a maximum of 2 years with an end date of December, 2020

Project duration: Proposals should last for a maximum of 2 years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Proposals must be led by a researcher at an eligible research organization.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: eeg@opml.co.uk

Other important link:
● Guideline: Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: The proposal package must then be submitted to eeg@opml.co.uk by the deadline.

● Please contact eeg@opml.co.uk to receive the full proposal package templates.

The proposal package consists of:
a) Narrative proposal template
b) Budget template
c) Work plan template
d) VFM questionnaire

Additionally you will be provided with:
A) Terms and conditions of the contracts (for your information, in the event that you were successful)
B) EEG branding guidelines
C) The due diligence package (which will need to be completed together with your application)

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