The British Council announces call for applications for Institutional Links grants

April 9th, 2018: The British Council and the UK Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy alongside their partner the Science Innovation Network announce a new round of applications for Institutional Links grants. Institutional Links grants help scientists in the UK and the Gulf to come together to fight global challenges. Institutional Links grants were launched in 2016 and have funded 8 projects across the Gulf region covering such key sectors as renewable energy and nanotechnology. In Bahrain, the University of Bahrain won a grant in partnership with Loughborough University. The funding limit for this round is 125,000 GBP, which must be matched by the applicant institutions with cash or in-kind. The call is open now and the deadline is June 28th, 16:00 UK time. To be eligible, research projects need to fall under Bahrain specific research theme “Clean and renewable energy solutions”, which may or may not include integration with emerging disruptive technologies with a focus on solar, wind, or energy storage.

To apply and get more details please visit the British Council’s website.

All queries about this call for applications should be addressed to the Institutional Links email address

SEU is ready to extend its support to facilitate such collaborations between Bahraini and UK institutions.

Bahrain Bayan School wins the Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) extends its most sincere congratulations to Bahrain Bayan School (BBS) team, who won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High School – Asia Category. The Bayan School’s project – Ecolab360 is a conceptual learning platform designed to educate students and to raise public awareness on sustainable practices and technologies. Ecolab 360 project won100,000 USD, which will cover almost 80% of the project implementation costs. The SEU welcomes initiatives in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and is delighted to see the growing interest of younger generations in sustainable energy.

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