Fuel Poverty Research Network launches small grants programme for Early Career Researchers and Practitioners

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The Fuel Poverty Research Network (FPRN) has launched the first round of a two-year small grants programme. 

Dr Graeme Sherriff

Grant funded by Eaga Charitable Trust, the Engaging with Energy Poverty in Early Career (EPEC) programme will support Early Career Researchers and Practitioners (within the first 10 years of their career) and postgraduate students with an interest in fuel and energy poverty. FPRN will award grants of up to £2,500 over two rounds for original research or secondary analysis to advance the field and to bring forward publications. 

Professor Aimee Ambrose, Chair of the Fuel Poverty Research Network explained: “We are delighted to open our call for applications to the EPEC programme. We are encouraging applications from anywhere in the world and we’re particularly interested in proposals which promote links between academics and practitioners working in the field of fuel or energy poverty. You don’t have to work squarely in fuel or energy poverty to apply but your proposal must relate to the field.”

Dr Graeme Sherriff (pictured), Research Fellow at University of Salford and Trustee of the charity welcomes the support for those in the early stages of their career: “Supporting the next generation of researchers and practitioners, and fostering collaboration across sectors and regions, is one of the most important things we can do. This new funding will help to create a lively research and practice community focused on energy poverty and the diverse questions and challenges it raises.”

Full information on how to apply for a grant, including suggested themes for proposals, can be found on FPRN’s website. Any enquiries should be directed to FPRN’s Executive Officer for EPEC, Dr. Naomi Brown (naomi@fuelpovertyresearch.net). The deadline for applications is 15 January 2021. 

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