As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund, NERC, AHRC & ESRC invite proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience in developing countries.
The focus is on how to build resilience in relation to both sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (e.g. land-degradation, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, climate change) taking into account the intersections and relationships with other contexts such as conflict and fragility, poverty and famine, urbanisation, economics and health/disease risks. All proposals are expected to take an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together environmental science with social science and arts and humanities.
The call will fund foundation-building activities that: stimulate the creation of inter-disciplinary international research communities; enable collaborations with beneficiaries and user organisations; define research questions and test new inter-disciplinary ideas and approaches.
Up to £3.3M of funding is available for this call. Awards are expected to vary in scale according to the nature of the activities proposed and not to exceed £200k (at 100% fEC). The funders anticipate funding 15-20 project ranging from 3-9 months. Successful projects will be expected to start no later than 1st November 2016.
There will be a workshop on 19th July 2016 to provide more information on the call and facilitate collaborations between academics from different disciplines and between academics, beneficiaries and users. To apply to attend please complete the online application form by 27th June.
More information about the call can be found here. The closing date is 16.00 on Tuesday, 6th September. Enquiries should be sent to: GCRFResilience@nerc.ac.uk. If you are interested in applying to this call then you are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop and you should contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer.