Scotland Beyond Net Zero Seed Fund

Our seed fund is now open for applications – open from 10th June 2024 – 23rd August 2024. Applications to the fund should align with the priority Scotland Beyond Net Zero themes of food, finance, built environment, natural systems, energy and transport. Projects submitted should involve collaboration and co-creation of research across at least two university participants in the seed fund and clear plans for engagement or partnership with at least one other organisation. Participating universities are University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot-Watt University, University of St Andrews and University of Strathclyde. Researchers from these universities are invited to apply for funding between £5 to £15k. Note the fund is only open to participating universities as listed above. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 23rd August 2024.

There is more information available here. This includes a Q&A which will be updated throughout the application period. Please check this Q&A in case your question is already answered.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like more information on how to apply please use the contact form below.

You can download the application form here.

You can also get in touch using the form below if you are an organisation who is interested in funding research.

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Whether you are a researcher eager to learn more; an organisation keen to work with us to create solutions, or simply want to learn more, please get in touch.

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The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Kate Symons

Senior Research Partnership Manager, SBNZ


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