Funding opportunities

Update: Researchers can now browse pitches from organisations that would like to host an Embedded Researcher at the bottom of this page.

Embedded Researchers

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.

Action Hampshire

Arup

Climate Northern Ireland

EDF

Greener NHS

Ministry of Defence

Orkney Islands Council 1

Orkney Islands Council 2

Science Museum

Time and Tide Bell

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