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UKRI Funding for initiatives to deliver training courses for environmental scientists (deadline 10 May)

Total fund:£750,000
Maximum award:£60,000

NERC intends to support approximately 15 to 20 1-year awards.

NERC invites applications from the whole community for TSC awards for training initiatives within areas of training priority.

All training initiatives must fall within the NERC science remit but may also include training at the interface between these areas and other disciplines, where many major research challenges exist.

Priority areas

This funding opportunity is to support training courses in the following areas:

  • priority areas of identifiable training need relevant to NERC remit

Priority areas can include both specific and transferable skills, such as:

  • mentoring
  • project management
  • diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training

All initiatives must demonstrate both the need and demand for the training it intends to support and provide appropriate evidence. For example, identifying a training area where training is not support by the NERC doctoral programmes (Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training) but where there is a recognised demand for these skills.

What we will not fund

Funding will not be provided through this funding opportunity to support currently funded training. It is expected that you will not duplicate but instead complement existing training supported through other NERC awards.

Initiatives that do not adequately demonstrate both need and demand for their proposed training will not be considered for funding.

Training initiatives

Training initiatives may take a variety of forms (including but not extensively):

  • short courses
  • workshops
  • field courses
  • e-learning, webinars, massive open online courses
  • summer schools etc.

Read examples of current NERC research centre training courses.

Training initiatives may form part of an accredited:

  • continuing professional development
  • postgraduate certificate
  • diploma

More information here

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