Applicants will be informed about projects week commencing 11 January 2021.

Extreme E and Enel Foundation are pleased to announce a pilot project for the year 2021. Scientific researchers will be given dedicated time, during transits between each Extreme E race location, in order to conduct research and outreach programs whilst onboard the ship; St. Helena. We encourage researchers to join us on this program by competitively applying for our newly designed open call.


We would like to see research projects and research groups that are well-constructed, diverse and inclusive. We encourage all researchers to have at least two applicants stated on their proposals; one of whom ideally is from one of the countries where an Extreme E race will be conducted.


All submitted research projects will be considered, however each submission needs to fulfil the following criteria to be in with a chance of being selected:

  • Research project can be conducted during any leg of the St. Helena’s global voyage;
  • No or very minimal mobilisation requirements are necessary;
  • No or very minimal changes to voyage track and/or timing or schedule requirements are necessary (this includes projects that require the ship to stop or slow down for regular equipment deployment)

All research projects must fit within the theme of ‘Racing for the planet’ and have a focus on understanding climate change and/or consequences, adaptation and mitigation pathways of this phenomenon. Such research projects could be from a broad range of sciences, (e.g. atmospheric science, oceanographic or biology) and should have discrete ship-based activities (e.g. meteorological observations, water sampling or mammal observation) at the core of them.

Applicants will be informed about projects week commencing 11 January 2021.

Download full information Application form and accompanying notes