New video available: hear about the thinking behind the current funding call on Understanding Ecosystem Stocks and Tipping Points from Rosie Hails, lead of the Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team.
The video includes:
- the background to the call
- the focus of the call and what we mean by Tipping Points
- the expectations for interdisciplinary working
You can see the video on our Tipping Point Call page here.
This funding opportunity has the potential to link to the Valuing Nature Research Goal on Human Health and Wellbeing.
Closing date: 12 July 2016
The latest funding call under the Valuing Nature Programme is now open: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points.
£1.1M (80%FEC) is available to support interdisciplinary research projects that, through developing a better understanding of the complexities of the UK natural environment in valuation analyses, will seek to improve our understanding of:
From 2 March, the Valuing Nature Programme is running a three-day Business Impact School to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact. The Natural Environment Research Council is funding this School to help develop a Valuing Nature research community with a broader understanding of how to translate research into private sector decision making and innovation.
Outdoor green and blue spaces
The National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme wishes to commission research on the effectiveness* of interventions to promote health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities, in outdoor “green” and “blue” spaces.
The National Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office are investing up to £600,000 in projects to identify and fill knowledge gaps around the potential of environmental data to improve health outcomes in the UK.
A brokerage event in Edinburgh to identify projects for this call is planned for April 2016. Prospective participants will be invited to apply to attend this event. Participants will then be invited to submit full proposals for studies following the event.
Summaries of all twelve of the Valuing Nature Placement Scheme's research are now available, as well as their presentations from the launch event in London.
How are people in the UK affected by government decisions? New Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) aims to find out.
Based at the University of Surrey and initiated by leading UK bodies, its research will aid future decision-making on complex policy such as flooding and drainage, farming, housing and transport.
The list of successful applicants to the Valuing Nature Placement Scheme is now available. £180k was available under the Placement Scheme to allow researchers to work in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. The successful placements will run for one to three months, starting by mid-February 2016.