UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting submissions to further opportunities through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). This NERC-led programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions.

1. Present and future climate hazard

Proposals are invited to develop and evaluate new methods and techniques to characterise current and future climate hazards and underlying driving processes, including understanding the robustness of the methods.

For this opportunity up to £700K is available, to be delivered through a maximum of two projects, each up to the value of £350K (at 80% FEC).

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on 5 March 2020.

Further information can be found on the NERC website.

2. Embedded Researcher scheme: Phase one – call for host organisations

This initial call is from the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme is for non-academic host organisations to submit research and knowledge brokering ideas. The scheme has been set up to provide up to 12 months support for researchers to work with host organisations to jointly develop UK based research in line with the aims of the UK Climate Resilience programme, business, industry, third sector and policy needs and priorities. Host organisations will gain from having a placement undertake a focused piece of work of direct benefit to their specific organisation.

No funds are available through this phase one call for host organisations. A further call (Phase two: call for Embedded Researchers) will follow in 2020 for researchers to bid for host organisation opportunities. Up to 5 placements will be delivered through this first round.

Further information can be found on the NERC website.