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UK Climate Resilience Programme – Living with Climate Uncertainty – Research Grants Call

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals to their third funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Wave 1.

The UK Climate Resilience programme is a £18.6 million collaboration between UKRI and the Met Office which aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise and deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.

Funding of up to £1 million is available to support research proposals of up to 24 months in duration. At least three proposals will be funded up to the value of £330,000 (at 80% FEC) each. Applications are anticipated to be led by arts and humanities colleagues but to include researchers from the natural, physical, engineering, health, and social sciences where appropriate.

We anticipate the funded projects will raise awareness of what it means to work with uncertainty to build climate resilience in the real world and deliver useful knowledge (narratives, learning histories, case studies, film and other material) to further inform practices and behaviours that build confidence in practical approaches to living with uncertainty and community and environmental resilience building.

Full details are available in the Call Document under ‘Further Information’ below.

Town Hall Meeting

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office held a town hall meeting focused on Living with Climate Uncertainty in London on Monday 16th December 2019.

The town hall meeting was well attended and further communicated the remit and objectives of the programme, the specific requirements of the funding opportunity and brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines with interests in climate impacts and resilience in the UK. Attendance to the meeting was not mandatory for applicants of the UKRI call.

The presentations from the event are available for everyone to download:

  1. Welcome (PDF, 485KB)

  2. UK Climate Resilience Programme (PDF, 3.2MB)

  3. Call Background (PDF, 459KB)

  4. George Revill (PDF, 4.5MB)

  5. Sarah Davies (PDF, 7.6MB)

  6. Mike Morecroft – Natural England (PDF, 2.3MB)

  7. Keith Jones – National Trust (PDF, 2.4MB)

Below are the applicant biographies and expertise offered or wanted provided for the event. The only details provided are from people that have given their written consent for their details to be publicised.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 27/02/2020

Closing date: 4pm Thursday 27th February 2020

How to make an application

Applications should be submitted through the Je-S system at the latest by 16:00 on Thursday 27 February 2020, and will need to go through the appropriate institution submission process.

Full details are available in the Call Document under ‘Further Information’ below.

Due to the UK Research and Innovation wide changes to requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’, applicants are no longer required to submit a ‘Pathways to Impact’ document or to write an Impact Summary when applying to this call.  However, Je-S will not allow you to proceed without uploading an attachment under the ‘Pathways to Impact’ heading. Therefore, please attach a blank document under the Pathways to Impact heading to proceed with your application. Please also input “N/A” in the Impact Summary section.

The outputs, dissemination and impact criteria of this call should instead by articulated within the case for support (maximum 7 sides A4). If this causes issues with the submission of your proposal please contact the Je-S Helpdesk on 01793 444164 or JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org (Monday to Friday 08:30–17:00).

Further Information


For queries about this call such as eligible activities and costs or remit of the call please contact AHRC at enquiries@ahrc.ukri.org or telephone: 01793 416060 (available Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30, UK time).

For queries on using Je-S such as creating and submitting the application form or Je-S account creation, please contact the Je-S Helpdesk on 01793 444164 or JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org (available Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00 and Friday 08:30-16:30, UK time).

For further information on the UK Climate Resilience programme, please contact climateresilience@nerc.ukri.org.

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