Prior notice of top-up call: MVI Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM)
4 March 2020
NWO will fund six tenure tracks for research into Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM) in 2020, as part of the “ECCM Tenure Track Call”. ECCM enables energy from electricity to be stored in chemical compounds, such as hydrogen. ECCM provides a “key” to new innovations being demanded by society and therefore also to major economic opportunities. The Responsible Research and Innovation (MVI) approach is integrated into this ECCM Tenure Track Call by means of a top-up call. NWO expects to open this ECCM MVI top-up call in the second half of March.
The ECCM MVI top-up call invites social science and humanities researchers to enter into a partnership with tenure track researchers from the ECCM Tenure Track Call, to work out the details of the societal components of research into Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM).
About the ECCM Tenure Track Call
As part of the Knowledge and Innovation Covenant 2018-2019, NWO has made 5.7 million euros available to appoint six tenure track researchers who will conduct research into ECCM. NWO expects to make an announcement in mid-March about which applications in the ECCM Tenure Track Call have been awarded funding.
Call for proposals for ECCM MVI top-up call expected in March
The central focus of the new top-up call is collaboration with social science and humanities researchers and the connection between the lines of research in the ECCM Tenure Track Call and MVI research. The call therefore invites social science and humanities researchers to collaborate with science tenure trackers from the ECCM Call to submit joint proposals. The total available budget for research proposals is 2.3 million euros. NWO expects to publish the call for proposals for the ECCM MVI top-up call in mid-March 2020.
Focus on Responsible Research and Innovation (MVI)
NWO-MVI research focuses on important societal challenges and the innovations they require. It maps the societal aspects of these technical and other innovations at an early stage so that they can be taken into account in the design and development process. The aim of NWO-MVI research is to bring about socially acceptable innovations. More information about MVI and its priorities can be found here.
Information and matchmaking session on 28 April
To provide further information about the call, and about connecting social science and humanities researchers and the ECCM Tenure Track researchers, NWO will hold a matchmaking session on 28 April (location: NWO, Utrecht). A presentation will be given on MVI and the tenure track researchers will introduce their line of research. There will also be a speed-dating session to enable the tenure trackers, social science and humanities researchers to meet each other. Further information about the proposals which have been granted funding in the ECCM Tenure Track Call can be found on the NWO website in mid-March. More information on the information and matchmaking session on 28 April will be available there too.
Keep an eye on the NWO website for more information about the ECCM MVI Top-Up call.
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