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.