Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

CREW - Call for Proposals

Please visit this page for details of CREW Call for Proposals.

CREW is a Scottish Government funded partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish HEI’s, established to deliver accessible research and expert opinion to support Scottish Government and its delivery partners in the development and implementation of water policy in Scotland. We are pleased to announce a call for proposals. Applications are invited from Scottish HEI’s and National Research Organisations to collaborate with CREW in the delivery of the following projects. Only HEIs and NROs are invited to bid for projects, and any consultants/SMEs interested in being sub-consultants to a particular project should liaise directly with an HEI.

 

Project Title: CREW Strategic Impact Review (click title to download further details)

Project code: CRW2020/19

Date of Publication: Thursday 14th October 2021
Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Wednesday 27th October 2021
Deadline for submission (full tender): 17:00 on Friday 5th November 2021
Apply using the impact review application form here

All feedback and queries related to this call should be directed by email to Dr Emma Defew before the stated deadline. All non-confidential queries and answers will be published on this website. See FAQs

 

Project Title: CREW Policy Fellowships (science informing policy) (click title to download further details)

Project code: CRW2020/19

Date of Publication: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Wednesday 13th October 2021
Deadline for submission (full tender): 17:00 on Friday 22nd October 2021
Apply using the policy fellowship application form here.

7/10/21 – following feedback from the water community, the specification doc has been updated to clarify that collaborative proposals are now welcomed. 

All feedback and queries related to this call should be directed by email to Dr Emma Defew before the stated deadline. All non-confidential queries and answers will be published on this website. See FAQs (updated 7/10/21)

Relevant documentation:

CREW Call for Proposals

Please visit this page for details of CREW Call for Proposals
CREW is a Scottish Government funded partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish HEI’s, established to deliver accessible research and expert opinion to support Scottish Government and its delivery partners in the development and implementation of water policy in Scotland. We are pleased to announce a call for proposals. Applications are invited from Scottish HEI’s and National Research Organisations to collaborate with CREW in the delivery of the following projects. Only HEIs and NROs are invited to bid for projects, and any consultants/SMEs interested in being sub-consultants to a particular project should liaise directly with an HEI.
ecology and conservation, thus providing a network for successful multidisciplinary marine and social science to address the management of the coastal zone and the ecosystem services it provides. Cooperative research, together with interactions with key decision makers, local communities and experts can assist scientists to help solve often-complex issues and help generate leads for new projects, insights and potential contracts.
Project code: CD2020/8
Date of Publication: Monday 26th April 2021
Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Monday 10th May 2021
Deadline for submission (full tender): : 12:00 on Friday 14th May 2021
Apply using the generic application form below.

**COMING SOON**

CREW would also like to inform you of an upcoming call which will be advertised by MASTS in due course.

CRW2019/9 – The effect of sea kelp/sea grass and shellfish reefs on flood risk in Scotland

Research questions (preliminary, please note these may change).

Please note that it is expected that this project will focus more strongly on sea kelp/sea grass but should cover both sea kelp and shellfish.

  • What is the historic and current distribution of native oyster and blue mussel reefs in Scotland?
  • What is the historic and current distribution of sea kelp and sea grass beds in Scotland?
  • What plans currently exist and what are the costs for restoration of these features in Scotland?
  • What does the literature suggest regarding their role in flood and coastal erosion mitigation and potential benefits – and how could it be applied to the Scottish context?
  • If it is found that they provide some benefit in preventing or reducing flood and coastal erosion risk, which areas/locations in Scotland could be targeted to reduce this risk, and/or are there sites where existing features could be protected or restored to reduce risk?
  • Can we make recommendations about how to design them for flood and coastal erosion management? In particular, regarding location, size, density, closeness to the coast, etc. and how these could be modified for the purpose of flood management?

 

**COMING SOON**

CREW would also like to inform you of an upcoming call which will be advertised by MASTS in due course.

CRW2020/1 – Mitigating climate change impacts on the water quality of Scottish standing waters.

Please note this is a preliminary short project title and may change. More research details are expected to be published later in June. We encourage everyone to check this webpage for further updates.

Relevant documentation:

All feedback and queries related to these calls should be directed by email to Dr Emma Defew before the stated deadline. All non-confidential queries and answers will be published on this website.

See FAQs

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