UK Climate Resilience

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The UK Climate Resilience programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation solutions research. This will ensure the UK is resilient to climate variability and change, and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.

The programme is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on behalf of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), and the Met Office on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The UK Climate Resilience programme is funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund, which has been set up to build upon the vision of a 'common research fund' set out in Sir Paul Nurse's independent review of the research councils. The fund will drive an increase in high-quality multi- and interdisciplinary research and innovation, ensure that UKRI's investment links up effectively with government departments' research priorities and opportunities, and ensure that the system is able to respond to strategic priorities and opportunities.

Two calls in one

UK Climate Resilience call

UK Research & Innovation are inviting proposals to the first call of the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience programme.

This first call aims to bring together the UK climate resilience community and/or address key knowledge gaps. Researchers must either:

  • currently hold UKRI funding for research related to, or applicable to, climate resilience, or
  • have held funding that ended in the past two years (that is, with a project end date after 31 October 2016).

For more information about this call please visit the NERC website (please see link below).

UK Climate Resilience champion

UK Research & Innovation and the Met Office are inviting applications for the role of UK Climate Resilience champion.

The champion will act as thought leader, flag bearer and strategy owner for the UK Climate Resilience research programme. The successful candidate will be provided with 40 months' worth of funding to consult with the wider research and user communities to further develop the UK Climate Resilience programme, and scope the subsequent funding calls and activities to address the research questions needed to achieve the programme objectives.

For more information about this call please visit the NERC website (please see link below).

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 04/12/2018

How to make an application

Further Information

Visit the UK Climate Resilience programme page on the NERC website for further information about this topic.

Further open calls will be announced in 2019.


Georgina Colley, NERC
tel: 01793 411506

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