The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) has announced an opportunity with a deadline of 12 June (midday) for notifications of intent.
The SMMR programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on behalf of UKRI, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Marine Scotland. It aims to improve understanding of societal perspectives and behaviours concerning the marine environment, and integrate this into systems-based approaches that support the development and analysis of interventions and inform effective decision-making for marine management and policy development.
At the same time, the programme will achieve an enduring step change in the capability of the marine transdisciplinary research community to work more closely with stakeholders, including policy makers, industry, and the public.
It is recognised that building interdisciplinary and Government stakeholder partnerships will take some time during the project proposal development phase, particularly for those who have not worked in the marine area previously. To help with partnership development, the SMMR programme has introduced a facilitation process that will be led by the SMMR Champions. For further information please see the SMMR Announcement of Opportunity and also visit the SMMR Champions website.
Proposal closing date: 16:00 on 6 October 2020
Notification of Intent closing date: 12:00 on 12 June 2020
Please note that the Notification of Intent will not be assessed. The purpose of this stage is to help estimate the number of potential submissions, identify thematic areas being addressed and enable the Champions to facilitate interdisciplinary and stakeholder connections.”