Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)
Seed funding

CET Accelerator funding 2021

It is now possible for CET Affiliates to apply for CET Accelerator seed funding. Do you have a project proposal you are developing? Apply for funding to accelerate your idea! Deadline June 11, 2021.

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Application deadline for seed funding is June 11.

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The CET Accelerator is a mechanism to stimulate activity within the overall scope of the CET centre. CET affiliated researchers can apply for seed funds to develop larger research applications, or strategic projects within research, publication, teaching or communication. NOK 50 000 – 200 000 per proposal is available in this call.

It is also possible to apply for our "ideas and communication" mechanism that is open-ended. All CET Affiliates can apply for proposals that are accepted to support interdisciplinary idea exchange, communication of research findings and/or engagement with stakeholders. The total funding available per year is 100 000.

The application deadline is June 11.

For more information about CET Accelerator see here.

The following projects have been granted funding in earlier calls:

Autumn 2020: Decarbonising healthcare

Anand Bhopal, PhD Fellow, UiB, Dept. of global public health and primary care. 

The project will develop a national strategy for decarbonising Norwegian health care while maintaining and improving health outcomes. Despite healthcare emissions being substantial, health has mostly been sidelined from broader climate discourse. Effective climate action within the health sector could have a multiplying effect on reducing carbon emissions while sending a powerful message to wider society.

  1. To build a coalition of researchers, clinicians and policymakers using interdisciplinary experience and expertise to create a strategy for decarbonising Norwegian healthcare while maintaining and improving health outcomes.
  2. To establish a national net zero healthcare hub which coordinates work with major partners including the University of Bergen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and clinical leadership.

Autumn 2020: Climate Risk and Democratic Energy Policies

Esmeralda Colombo, Assistant professor, UiB, Faculty of Law.

This project aims to communicate to the larger public on the role of science for depolarizing and democratizing energy policies. 

How can scientists and policymakers better use climate science as a mediating tool for depolarization? How can judges fully consider experts’ evaluation in court, allowing for the epistemic justice of expert knowledge in climate change litigation? How can private actors respond to growing calls for science-based climate standards and their duty to deflect climate risk, notably in energy investments? The proposed project will attempt to answer all three questions through an interdisciplinary collaboration with practitioners, scientists, and academics, organized in three parts(infra2). The interlocking perspective is offered by the principle of epistemic subsidiarity, a constitutional principle that balances the relations between science and politics on different levels

Autumn 2020: Norwegian Energy POVerty (NO - EPOV)

Siddharth Sareen, Researcher, UiB, Dept. of Geography/CET

NO-EPOV will study the intersection of domestic energy poverty and transport energy poverty, referred to as double energy vulnerability (DEV) (Robinson and Mattioli 2020) in the context of Norwegian cities. The topic has come to the fore internationally as under-researched yet key to enable equitable energy transitions. The project is explicitly cross-sectoral and will attend to the incidence of DEV in relation to urban housing, mobility and low-carbon energy transition policies. Norwegian cities are leading transitions in urban energy that make them ideal contexts for this research to generate actionable and transferable insights. The project will apply a co-creation methodology and pave the way for an ERC Starting Grant application in late 2022.

Spring 2020: Predicting flooding and changing shorelines for the next 100 years of sea-level rise and changing land-use

William Helland-Hansen, Prof., UiB, Dept. of Earth sciences

In this project we aim at creating a forward projection of the global land-water interface for the next 100 years, based on extrapolation of global datasets for subsidence, global sea-level change, sediment supply, sediment distribution, climate, and anthropogenic influence acquired over the last four decades. This is important because existing models for future coastline change at a global scale only includes global sea-level rise.  The result will be a global model of land-water distribution projected from the present to year 2100

Spring 2020: Climate Risk and Sustainable Performance

Esmeralda Colombo, PhD candidate, UiB, Faculty of Law

Build on existing research (Fløttum/Tvinnereim on public perceptions and Esty/Cort (Yale) on metrics that enterprises may apply in due diligence) to establish a network and develop as a young researcher.

The Architecture of Climate Change Mitigation (CLIM-ARCH)

Michaël Tatham, Prof., UiB, Dept. for Comparative Politics

Seed money (research assistant) to prepare for submitting an application to ERC Consolidator Grant.

Researchers in dialogue: Learning actionable knowledge

Stina E. Oseland and Kristin Kjærås, PhD candidates, UiB, Dept. of Geography

Create a platform for productive dialogue between researchers and practitioners by convening novel gatherings of people, topics and dialogue forms. The dialogues will be recorded and constitute a podcast series for CET.

Zero-emission transportation and intelligent traffic management

Endre Tvinnereim, Senior researcher, Norce Rokkansenteret

Employ research assistant to analyse data, collate results and draft text for articles.