Call for Proposals: Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment

Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Research Council UK (RCUK)
Last date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Research Council UK (RCUK) of Energy Programme are inviting proposals for collaborative research projects focussing on reducing energy demand in the built environment as part of the Newton Bhabha Fund.

Three topics for the call have been identified, applicants must indicate how their proposed research would address at least one of these topics:

  • Peak demand reduction through improved building envelopes, low-energy cooling and heating, social practices of adaptive thermal comfort and post occupancy evaluation.
  • City and community-level energy efficient technologies, research to provide guidance to urban planning and community design and management for energy.
  • Integration of information, communication and renewable energy technologies at building, community and city level interventions.

Funds Available:

The RCUK Energy Programme expects to commit up to £3.8M on 4 or 5 research programmes of up to four years in length for the UK partners. DST expects to commit equivalent funding to the Indian partners.


  • The researchers in India should be a based in a regular faculty in Indian academic or recognised R&D institutions.
  • For eligibility information on UK partners click here

The deadline for receipt of proposals for DST and RCUK is 16:00 UK time on 15 March 2017. Applications to DST must be received by 17:30 Indian time on 15 March 2017.

To start an application click here.

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