UK membership of IIASA
The three UKRI councils, NERC, ESRC and EPSRC are pleased to confirm funding for a further five years of the UK membership of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
IIASA is an international research institute of outstanding reputation that produces world-class research. Their interdisciplinary research focuses on finding solutions to the complex, interconnected global problems confronting humanity, ranging from achieving global food security to transitioning to sustainable energy systems.
UKRI has placed a solution-focused approach at the heart of its strategy to increase interdisciplinary challenge led research. To do this requires the UK research base increases its capability in big data and systems analysis - one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes.
IIASA Co-I Eligibility
NERC, ESRC and EPSRC are keen to see even greater interactions between UK and IIASA researchers to maximise benefits of UK membership. For this reason they have collectively agreed to allow IIASA researchers to apply for funding from them as Co-Investigators on UK led proposals.
This will be line with the existing ESRC International Co-Investigator policy (under which IIASA can already apply to ESRC). IIASA eligibility will apply to calls announced after 1 January 2020, in line with the new funding for UK Membership of IIASA.