NERC Innovation Placements Call 2017

NERC’s Innovation Placements call (previously Innovation Internships) is inviting researchers to apply for six to 12 month placements based in business, policy and civil organisations. The researcher will be expected to spend between 80% and 100% of their time in their host organisation’s premises, demonstrating how their partner can best make use of scientific knowledge and outputs, leading to longer term, self-sustaining activities for the host. 

Applications should be in the NERC Innovation priority areas of: infrastructure; risk management; sustainable food production; environmental data; natural resources; and policy and government.

This is an open call but NERC has also identified a number of partner organisations that wish to host a Placement to carry out specific directed activities:

British Trust of Ornithology Innovation Placement (PDF, 102KB)

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water specification (PDF, 145KB)

EDF Energy Innovation Placement (PDF, 104KB)

Field Studies Council (FSC) Placement specification (PDF, 808KB)

Forestry Commission Placement specification (PDF, 111KB)

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery Innovation Placement opportunity (PDF, 58KB)

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Innovation Placements (PDF, 35KB)

Marine Scotland - Marine Acoustics Placement (Based in Aberdeen) (PDF, 254KB)

Marine Scotland - Marine Planning and Policy Placement (Based in Edinburgh) (PDF, 297KB)

National Physical Laboratory Innovation Placements (PDF, 92KB)

National Trust specification (PDF, 384KB)

Office for Nuclear Regulation Innovation Placement (PDF, 79KB)

All applicants are advised to discuss their application with the host organisation at the earliest possible opportunity.

More details including information regarding eligibility can be found on the NERC webpage

Please note this call will close on June 29th.

For any further information, please contact:

Tessa Edgecombe, Senior programme manager (innovation),
01793 442610,    or