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Opportunity profile: Rising to the global green-energy challenge

UKRI launches £25m Ayrton Challenge programme for research driving clean-energy transition in developing countries

Top tips

  • All projects should be constructed with the aim of achieving societal benefit in the targeted region.
  • Make use of International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) institutional support Official Development Assistance (ODA) grants where appropriate to help build your bid.
  • Do not restrict thinking about gender equality to the research team—it must apply to outcomes as well.
  • Engage with developments in the wider Ayrton Fund.

UK Research and Innovation’s Ayrton Challenge programme is now open, with up to £25 million to disburse for collaborative, challenge-led research projects supporting the transition to low-carbon energy in developing countries.

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