Coordination Opportunity: Food System Resilience Programme Coordination

An opportunity for a coordinator for the Food System Resilience programme is now out.

The ‘Food System Resilience’ is a Global Food Security (GFS)-led five year programme, supported by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, and the Scottish Government aiming to address the major challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’.

Tipping Points Funding Call - Video available

Rosie Hails discusses the Valuing Nature Tipping Points Funding Call

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.

Valuing Nature Business Impact School, London, 2 to 4 March 2016

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.

Pre-announcement of opportunity - funding for environmental data in health outcomes

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.

Energy, water, environment and food policy in the spotlight at new research centre backed by NERC

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.