UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme - Phase two: Embedded Researchers

The deadline for researchers to contact host organisations has been extended to 11 May 2020. The deadline for host organisations to confirm their preferred candidate has been extended to 18 May 2020.

UKRI recognises that the current situation may present additional challenges to those intending to apply. To help with that, the deadlines on all open funding opportunities will be extended to give applicants more time to submit their applications. The deadline for call has been extended by two weeks to 10 June 2020.

In this second phase of the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals from UK based academic researchers to apply for placements at non-academic host organisations.

Funding will be awarded as a research grant to the researcher and profiled across 12 months from 1 September 2020; however, individual start dates at the host organisation, duration and working pattern of the placement should be flexible and negotiated between the researcher and host as appropriate to each opportunity.

Each researcher can apply for up to £70K (at 80% FEC). Up to five placements will be delivered through this first round; UKRI expect to run another round for up to three further placements in 2021-2022. Twenty-nine opportunities are available at host organisations in this call. Summaries of host organisation opportunities are found in Annex A of the call document. Full details (including contact information for hosts) can be found in the accompanying Annex B: UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher host organisation opportunities document.

Potential applicants must contact host organisations by no later than 11 May 2020, with hosts informing their preferred researcher candidate by 18 May 2020.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 10 June 2020.

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