Energy Programme – CAS Call for Collaborative Research with China on Solar Cells, Solar Fuels and Fuel Cells

Energy Materials Group
16 Apr 2010
Research Councils UK - ENERGY - For a Low Carbon Future

The Research Councils UK Energy Programme wishes to develop collaborative projects between the UK and China in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the field of solar cells, solar fuels and fuel cells under the following themes. 



  • New materials, architectures and processes for solar cells
  • New materials, structures and reactions for solar fuels
  • New materials, components and integrated systems for fuel cells
  • Fundamental studies of energy conversion mechanisms for solar cells, solar fuels and fuel cell


Closing date: 4 pm on 20 May 2010
Issued: 18 March 2010
Call type: Collaborative research

Consortia should consider how their proposal makes the best use of available expertise in the UK, how it networks the UK community and how it positions UK activities against other international opportunities.

Up to £2.5m is available across the theme areas from the UK side with matched equivalent resources from CAS.

Proposals should include leading UK researchers wishing to develop contacts with leading researchers from CAS institutes in China. Proposals will initially be assessed through anonymous international peer review. This will be followed by an expert Panel meeting which will take place in October 2010. Proposals sent to panel will have the opportunity to respond to reviewers’ comments beforehand.

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