Summer School Call for Applications

Accelerating the Decarbonisation of Mobility: Working Across Boundaries

This Summer School is aimed at PhD students and Early Career Researchers working on any aspect of the challenge of decarbonising mobility in both the passenger and freight sectors. The scale of the challenge is huge and the scope of what needs to be done equally broad. Developing different energy pathways for a wide range of mobility technologies creates huge engineering challenges. These are deeply intertwined with implementation issues surrounding the allocation of space, funding and business models and social imaginations of the ways in which people and businesses will move around and the policy environments through which this unfolds. The Summer School is focussed on building skills to appreciate how to connect across disciplines, modes, scales and methods to better equip attendees for the challenges researchers are now tasked with addressing.

Benefits of attending the Summer School:

  • Gain an appreciation of the scale and scope of the challenge of decarbonising transport
  • Understand how different disciplinary perspectives contribute to the decarbonisation agenda
  • Develop new skills to help connect your work to that of other researchers and practitioners
  • Develop exciting new ideas to tackle the decarbonisation challenge for transport
  • Appreciate the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to your research and practice

Who is this for?

The Summer School is supported by Cut Carbon which brings together a set of EPSRC funded Networks each tackling a different part of the decarbonisation challenge. The networks cover a range of engineering challenges but also address the relationships between technological change and social change and between institutional structures, policy design and technology. The Summer School is primarily aimed at PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the area of decarbonising transport. If your work is relevant and this sounds like the kind of environment that you would like to be part of then we would like to hear from you.

When and where will it be?

27-29 September 2022, National Railway Museum, York

What will it cost?

The Summer School is fully funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The course is free to attend for PhD students and Early Career Researchers based in the UK. Once at the event, food and accommodation will be provided. Travel to and from your place of residence (in the UK) to the Summer School will also be covered though we may ask you to purchase travel tickets in advance to be reimbursed.

How to apply

Complete and submit the Summer School Application Form by 17:00 GMT on 24 June 2022.