The Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Bristol Energy Cooperative have joined forces to launch a fund with the aim to support researchers investigating the relationship between people and energy. Research that contributes to the development of a more sustainable, equitable and democratically accountable energy system in the South West of England stands a chance to be awarded up to £5,000 in grants from the fund.
The Bristol Sustainable Energy Research Fund (BSERF) launched this week, encouraging experienced academic researchers of at least postdoctoral level to send in their applications. Research that is relevant and applicable for the South West is eligible for funding.
Rachel Coxcoon, Head of Local & Community Empowerment at Centre for Sustainable Energy said:
“We’re thrilled to be launching BSERF in partnership with Bristol Energy Cooperative. We’ve designed the fund to support research activity on the topic of ‘people and energy’ but that might range from research into fuel poverty policy to sparking community energy action and anything in between”.
BSERF is managed by Centre for Sustainable Energy.