NERC UK Funding Opportunity: Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience | POGO

NERC UK Funding Opportunity: Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience

As part of the GCRF, NERC, AHRC & ESRC invite proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience in developing countries. 


The focus is on how to build resilience in relation to both sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (e.g. land-degradation, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, climate change) taking into account the intersections and relationships with other contexts such as conflict and fragility, poverty and famine, urbanisation, economics and health/disease risks. All proposals are expected to take an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together environmental science with social science and arts and humanities.

The call will fund foundation-building activities that: stimulate the creation of inter-disciplinary international research communities; enable collaborations with beneficiaries and user organisations; define research questions and test new inter-disciplinary ideas and approaches. 


Up to £3.3M of funding is available for this call. Awards are expected to vary in scale according to the nature of the activities proposed and not to exceed £200k (at 100% fEC). The funders anticipate funding 15-20 project ranging from 3-9 months. Successful projects will be expected to start no later than 1st November 2016. 


Closing date: 16:00 on Tuesday 6th September 


There will be a workshop on 19th July 2016 to provide more information on the call and facilitate collaborations between academics from different disciplines and between academics, beneficiaries and users. To apply to attend please complete the online application form by 27th June.  


Applications to attend workshop closes: 27th June 2016


More information about the call can be found here.  Enquiries should be sent to:  

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