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Update: Researchers can now browse pitches from organisations that would like to host an Embedded Researcher at the bottom of this page.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting applications from UK based academic researchers and non-academic host organisations to submit for Embedded Researcher projects as part of the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
The Embedded Researcher scheme acknowledges the gap that can exist between the production of knowledge and information for building climate resilience and its use in decision-making. The approach provides an opportunity for the co-exploration of climate information needed for decision-making in a particular context. By spending significant time within a host organisation (e.g. national government departments, local government, arms-length, third sector and private organisations) embedded researchers gain a depth and breadth of understanding of the relevant decision-making contexts as well as challenges to the uptake of climate information as it is normally provided.
This is a call for the second cohort of embedded researchers. Any area relating to climate resilience in the UK is eligible for this scheme. Applications from underrepresented areas in the Programme are encouraged e.g. health and wellbeing, tourism, finance.
You can request support for your salary, and travel and subsistence, for projects lasting no more than 12 months. The full economic cost can be up to £84,000. UKRI will fund 80% of this.
The anticipated start date for projects is 1 November 2021.
Final applications from host organisations and their proposed researchers must be received by 22nd July 2021, 16:00 UK time.
Find out more on the UKRI website: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/embedded-research-on-uk-climate-resilience/
Applying to the scheme
Pitches have now been received from a range of organisations who would like to host an Embedded Researcher, which are available below. Researchers are advised to browse these pitches and to get in touch with the relevant contact to discuss a potential joint submission to this funding call.
Watch a recorded webinar on the Embedded Researcher scheme below to find out more. You’ll hear from UKRI, UK Climate Resilience champions, and an existing embedded researcher, who explains how they benefitted from this scheme.
Adverts from host organisations
A variety of organisations wishing to host an Embedded Researcher have submitted pitches to the UK Climate Resilience Programme. These are available to view below, and contact details are available should you wish to discuss a joint submission to this funding call.
News & Events
Last updated June 2021
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021 Date: 16 June, 12.30-1.30pm BST Speakers: Richard Pywell (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology); Julian Gold, Farm Manager, Hendred Estate, Oxfordshire Chair: Kate Lonsdale Register for the webinar Abstract...
The UKCR Mobilising Adaptation: Governance of Infrastructure through Co-Production (MAGIC) project is hosting two upcoming webinars about water resilience. The two events, known as MAGIC Occassional Meetings (MOMS), are open to all and will focus...
Thursday 20 May 2021 is Adaptation and Resilience Day at Climate Exp0, the first conference organised by the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from...