In 2021, Fundación Iberdrola España will not carry out the call for the national Research Grants program.
Instead, Fundación Iberdrola España, in collaboration with the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA), is promoting the Energy for Future (E4F) postdoctoral fellowship program, opening its first call for applications in July 2021.
The project will have a combined funding of more than 4 million euros for the next five years and will promote research projects focused on the main technologies associated with the energy transition and the green transformation of the economy: photovoltaic and wind energy, the evolution of the electric vehicle, energy storage solutions and the consolidation of smart grids.
With a duration of 5 years, divided into two calls of 24 months each, it will involve the participation of 28 PhDs -14 researchers per call-. To facilitate geographic mobility and the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry, the program includes periods of 18 to 21 months at universities and research centers, as well as professional stays of 3 to 6 months at Iberdrola’s headquarters in the USA, Mexico, the UK and Spain.
The research will be carried out at 15 European and American universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rochester Institute of Technology, in the USA; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; University of Strathclyde and Imperial College of London, in the United Kingdom; Université de Bordeaux, in France; and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, in Germany.
In Spain, eight centers will participate: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad de Cantabria, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad de Salamanca, IMDEA Energía and Polymat – Basque center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering.