Greening ICT – Phase 2
Released: late September/early October 2010
Funding £1.05m (from £20,000 -£125,000 per project)
Start January/February 2011
Duration 6 -18 months
Environmental sustainability is a key priority for JISC and a number of activities have already been funded as part of JISC’s Greening ICT Programme.6 Phase 2 builds on this work and activities to be funded as part of this call include:
Capacity Building in Green ICT - This activity will build on past JISC work in Green ICT. The intention is not to fund new innovation work but to help institutions build on existing known good practice and to facilitate the building of effective relationships between IT and other functions such as estates and finance. This strand of work will be linked to other JISC work relating to business efficiency and building capacity. The intention is to start to embed sustainable development across the range of institutional activities. (Projects of up to 18 months duration will be funded. £50,000 per project. Total funding available £300,000).
Exemplars of the Sustainable Campus - Much of JISC's work to date on Green ICT has been concerned with the carbon agenda - i.e. reducing the carbon footprint of ICT. However, ICT has the capacity to be a significant enabler of a move to the sustainable campus that will be required in the future. This call will seek proposals that will provide exemplars of new ways of delivering the business of the institution in ways that significantly reduce the environmental impacts of these activities. (Projects of up to 18 months duration will be funded. £100,000 - £125,000 per project. Total funding available £500,000).
Rapid Innovation in Green ICT - This strand of the call will fund small pieces of technical innovation with the aim of helping to solve some of the existing technical issues that are hindering the move towards more efficient ICT, buildings and processes. (Projects of up to 6 months duration will be funded. £20,000 - £40,000 per project. Total funding available £250,000).
Eligibility to bid
All UK HEIs, FE Colleges in Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
(FE Colleges in England that teach HE to 400+ FTEs are also eligible to bid provided in can be demonstrated that the bid supports the HE in FE agenda
Sunday, August 22, 2010
UK Universities Get £1.05m for Capacity Building in Green ICT
The JISC has announced £1.05m is available to UK universities for the Greening ICT Programme.