Funding Opportunities

The Strategic Priorities Fund programmes will bring together a broad range of research disciplines to drive an increase in high quality multi- and interdisciplinary research and innovation.

We will be allocating funding for the Clean Air, UK Climate Resilience and ExCALIBUR programmes through open competition.

Call Reference:  DN487386

Met Office tendering on behalf of BEIS.

Expressions of Interest for: SPF Climate Resilience – High-impact storylines and scenarios for risk assessment and planning (CR20-4)

To register your interest, see notes at the end of this page. Registering interest requires no proposal detail at this stage and carries no obligation to bid.

Grant Funds for the period: 1st December 2020 – 30th November 2022

Call for competition to cover the following call:

Key dates

Estimated Publish of Call:       Late July 2020

(Start of bidding period).   A notification email will be sent to parties who have formally registered their interest by way of clicking on the ‘Register Interest’ button displayed below the opportunity on the ProContract portal

Estimated Bidding Period:       3rd August 2020 – 23rd September 2020

Estimated Award of Call:          w/c 2nd November 2020

Estimated Delivery Period:     1st December 2020 – 30th November 2022


In preparation for a call for competition in August 2020, the Met Office is inviting expressions of interest from UK researchers for the following project.

The SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme is supported by BEIS/UKRI and is commissioning research that will use multiple lines of evidence to produce high-impact storylines and scenarios of present and future climate, to at least 2100. These scenarios are sometimes used to examine plausible worse-case outcomes and some types are referred to as H++ scenarios. The outputs should cover a number of climate variables. The form of the outputs should include both narrative descriptions and quantitative datasets that can be applied in a range of potential impact studies and assessments. Additionally, information should be provided on the level of confidence in the storylines and scenarios and their underlying assumptions.

The scenarios produced must cover the UK and ideally, where appropriate, have consistency with UKCP18 outputs, including by providing any datasets on the same grids as UKCP and including the same regions.

The project must produce high-impact climate storylines or scenarios for both high emission, mid-emission and low emission futures. Additionally, where it is possible to do so there should be some guidance on the joint probability of different types of high-impact event occurring together, including a discussion of the physical conditions leading to this.

The scenarios and storylines must be both useful and usable for risk assessment and suitable user engagement should be part of the project.


The following criteria must be met by UK organisations submitting a bid against Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) funded Calls to be eligible to apply or be awarded funds against this Call:

  • Must be a UK operating and registered organisation.
  • Consortium bids are eligible; a lead partner must be nominated for payment and agreement purposes and all parties must be UK operating and registered organisations. Details of all consortium members must be provided.
  • Funding can only be used to fund new activity for the costs incurred.
  • The activity must last the full duration of the Grant Award Term specified.
  • There must be a willingness to work with Authority and other organisations and individuals associated with the SPF Programme.

How to Apply

The above Expression of Interest is advertised on the Met Office ProContract e-Tendering portal called ProContract.  To access and register your interest you will need to log onto the ProContract portal via this  link.

You may need to search for the Call reference: DN487386

You will need to register your company (if you have not already done so) and register your interest against the opportunity before you are able to access the tender documents.

If you require guidance or ‘how to’ instructions – see the supplier manuals on the right-hand side of the supplier home page.

Online Discussions between Bidders and the Met Office

There is a Discussions function on ProContract which shall be used to provide all further information regarding this opportunity including any changes to time scales, scope or clarifications. This function must be used by bidders to submit all clarification questions.

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