1. The research described in the submission must use SSH to address one or more of the 400 priority questions that are listed in the four Energy-SHIFTS Horizon Scan reports, accessible here: https://energy-shifts.eu/research-questions-horizon-europe/
2. Only Early Career Researchers are eligible to apply. We define Early Career Researcher as anyone who has not previously held a research grant (as Principal Investigator) exceeding £100,000.
3. The Awards are open to applicants based anywhere in the world, and the research can relate to any geographic area (it does not have to be based in Europe). Submissions must be written in English. Please note that prize funds can only be transferred to an account that accepts transfers from a UK bank. No other form of payment is possible. If we are not able to transfer funds to a winner, the prize will be donated to a charity of our choice.
4. Named authors of an Energy-SHIFTS Horizon Scan report are not eligible to apply. However, you are welcome to apply if you fed into the Horizon Scans solely as a survey respondent, or engaged with Energy-SHIFTS in other ways. You are welcome to apply if you have had no past engagement with the Energy-SHIFTS project.