Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET Accelerator funding

CET invites proposals for accelerator funds, with the purpose to stimulate activities within the overall scope of the centre. Eligible applicant are researchers that have become a CET Affiliate. The next round of accelerator funds will be in the autumn.

CEt accelerator

Proposals are accepted for (1) seed funds to develop larger research applications for national or international calls for proposals, or (2) strategic projects within research, publication, teaching or communication that can contribute to building new activities. The amount applied for to CET must normally be between NOK 50 000 and 200 000 for each proposal. The plan is to fund 3-6 projects in this call.  

Proposals will be assessed based upon their quality, and their potential to strengthen research within the scope of CET. Projects that are interdisciplinary and include international partners will be given priority. Proposals that stimulate new collaborations are encouraged.

Funded activities must be completed by end of 2020. Applicants are encouraged to plan for hosting activities at the CET centre when appropriate (e.g. workshops and seminars).

All CET funded activities must be conducted in a manner that minimizes environmental and climatic footprint, and in line with the CET Low-Carbon Travel Policy. CET strives at maintaining gender equality in all its activities.

Calls for CET accellarator funds are twice yearly, normally in February and September/October.  

Who can apply

The application

  • A proposal written in English of maximum 2 pages
  • Project budget 
  • CV of project leader

Applications are to be submitted to cet@uib.no by the deadline (title: “CET accelerator funds Feburary 2019”).

All proposals must include:

  • Name and affiliation of project leader
  • Project start and end date. For (1) seed funding, end date is equal to the application deadline of the main call for proposals
  • A description on how the activity will contribute to strengthening research on climate and energy transformation

For (1) seed funds, the following additional information must be provided:

  • Funding source, call and application deadline for the main call where the proposal developed will be submitted
  • Draft title, purpose/research question, expected outcome of the proposal to be developed
  • Estimated total amount that will be applied for in the full proposal

Application Deadline

  • Application deadline: 1.02.2019, 24:00 hrs. CET


  • Decisions about funding will be communicated by 15.02.2019 
  • The next opportunity will be in September 2019.


  • A financial report and a brief narrative report (1/2 - 1 page) must be submitted to CET within 1 month after end of the activity, clearly demonstrating how funding has been spent. A condition for receiving (1) seed funds is that the proposed research application is submitted.