The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting research proposals to its Flooding from Intense Rainfall research programme. This is a five-year £5·2m research programme in collaboration with the Met Office and the Environment Agency.
The programme will address both the strategic challenge of the NERC natural hazards theme to “enable better forecasting and mitigation of hydro-meteorological hazards,” and key research priorities identified in the UK Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research Strategy.
This call is for projects to address the programmes first two scientific goals, namely:
- improve the length and accuracy of forecasts of the occurrence and intensity of rainfall associated with convective storms; and
- identify the susceptibility to high-intensity rainfall of different catchment types.
The goals will be addressed through undertaking the research requirements described in work package 1 and 2 in the AO below.
Up to £0·9m is available for WP1.
Up to £2·7m is available for WP2.
Applications are invited from UK researchers eligible for NERC funding.
Applicants should refer to the Announcement of Opportunity document for full details of the requirements of this call.
All applicants are required to submit an outline bid for their project using the provided application form.
Outline bids must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 23 July 2012.
Following assessment of the outline bids, applicants may then be invited to submit a full proposal.
Closing date for full proposals: October 2012 (exact date to be confirmed).
NERC: Dominique Butt
Met Office: Dale Barker
Environment Agency: Doug Whitfield
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.