Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions Programme Coordination Team

UK Research & Innovation are inviting applications for a Programme Coordination Team (PCT) for the Strategic Priorities Fund's 'Landscape Decisions: Toward a new framework for using land assets' programme. The programme will be jointly delivered by NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council and the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

The PCT will need to address the varied challenges and perspectives of the programme, and integrate its package of work with other new and ongoing activities within the programme in a cohesive way. To deliver against its goals, the programme will be strongly dependent on developing interdisciplinary capability (across the natural, social, physical and biological sciences, and the arts and humanities) and stakeholder engagement to address the challenges.

Along with other tasks, the PCT will be expected to:

  • Engage with the various activities supported through the programme, to ensure a programme-level understanding, integration and knowledge exchange is provided.
  • Support or deliver funding opportunities within the programme identified by the Programme Executive Board (PEB).
  • Convene an independent programme steering committee that will provide strategic advice to the PEB to ensure the delivery of the programme objectives.
  • Develop a community of researchers and stakeholders (business, policy and more widely) versed in the aims and thinking of the programme. For example, through workshops, seminars and other activities to stimulate the research and bring together programme participants, and the wider community as required.

Funding of up to £725,000 at 80% full economic cost is available over the four years of the programme.

Applicants are asked to discuss their intention to bid with Simon Kerley, Head of Terrestrial Ecosystems in NERC at ahead of their submission.

Further information on the call and how to submit an application can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity document below.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 477KB)

Please note that the Announcement of Opportunity document has been updated to clarify that the programme is for four years, not three.

The closing date for full proposal submissions is 16:00 on 19 February 2019.

Applicants will be invited to an interview panel in March 2019.


For further information, please contact Lucy Hopewell or Weihao Zhong at .