Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Nature programme discipline-hopping fellowships

Please note that this call is now closed.

The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish to develop their understanding of the challenges identified in Goal 1 by developing their research expertise in a different discipline. The fellowships will address the aim of the programme by improving our understanding and questioning of:

  1. the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses;
  2. the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystems services;
  3. the links between ecosystem stocks and tipping points;
  4. how the values of ecosystem services change as tipping points are reached and exceeded; and
  5. critical levels of natural capital that avoid abrupt and damaging ecosystem change.

It is expected that up to three fellowships may be awarded to support environmental researchers to develop social science (including economic) expertise in relation to the goals of the Valuing Nature programme, and for social scientists (including economists) to gain natural science expertise in relation to the goals of the Valuing Nature programme.

Funds of up to £900k (80% FEC) are available in support of this call and applications are invited for proposals of a maximum of 36 months duration.

Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 348KB)

Please note: Section 6 of this document was updated on 29 May 2014 to reflect the correct Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) pathway for application (ie scheme: 'Research Programme Fellowship'; call: 'Valuing Nature - Discipline-hopping Grants').

Closing date for full proposals: 16:00 on 14 August 2014


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