The Chesshire Lehmann Fund is currently inviting proposals from early career academics wishing to undertake active research into the relationship between fuel poverty and energy efficiency.
The Chesshire Lehmann Fund was established in the memory of Professor John Chesshire and Dr Peter Lehmann who were both committed to community and environmental energy causes long before awareness of climate change became widespread. Their academic backgrounds provided them with the ability to build an intellectual framework which, combined with their natural down-to-earth communication skills, meant that few politicians could refute their arguments that capital expenditure on insulation, more efficient heating systems, lighting and appliances, coupled with advice on energy efficiency was the sustainable solution to fuel poverty. Both men were very active across a range of professional bodies and were also engaged in charitable causes linked to energy efficiency and poverty alleviation.
The primary objective of the fund is to support young academics and community groups wishing to undertake active research or evaluation into the relationship between fuel poverty and energy efficiency.
For further information on the background to the Chesshire Lehmann Fund, and for the call guidelines please visit the website.