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Notice of Future Knowledge Exchange/Innovation Funding Calls
To enable NERC researchers to prepare, these are the calls we currently have confirmed or are very likely to be advertised early in 2014.
Knowledge Exchange Fellowships call - There will be an open call for NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowships. The call will open in February 2014 and close in May 2014 with Interviews in late June or early July. Applicants choose their own projects. NERC expects to appoint between 3 and 5 KE Fellows from this call.
There will be a call for a Knowledge Exchange Fellow to work with the International Ocean Drilling Programme to open in early 2014 with a closing date of May 2014.
There is likely to be a call for a Knowledge Exchange Fellow to work with the Oil and Gas Sector opening early in 2014 and closing in May 2014 – if it goes ahead it will be run in conjunction with the IODP KE Fellow.
There is likely to be another call for short translational projects of up to £100K in Oil and Gas opening in February 2014 with a call closing date in early summer 2014. See http://www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2013/86-energy.asp for the press release of the previous round of funding which also has a list of project funded at the foot of the page.
It is also proposed to hold a similar call for projects up to £100K in Mining and Minerals running alongside the Oil and Gas call with the same dates.
Four positions available in Earth System Modelling
The UK Natural Environmental Research Council and the UK Met. Office-Hadley Centre have agreed to jointly resource and coordinate future UK activities in the area of Earth System Modelling. This agreement has led to the development of a UKESM core group, responsible for the development, application and evaluation of future UK Earth System Models. As part of this initiative the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is advertising 4 posts in Earth System Modelling, all of which will be members of the UKESM core group.
Industrial Mathematics CASE studentships
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for Industrial Mathematics receives an annual allocation of Industrial CASE Studentships from EPSRC to support postgraduate researchers working on new industrial-academic collaborations in mathematics. In general, they look for projects that combine a significant mathematical research challenge with the prospect of commercial impact.
The Industrial Mathematics KTN has been allocated four Industrial CASE Studentships to be awarded in 2014.
The deadline for the submission of Industrial CASE Studentship applications is Friday 21st February 2014, and awards will be announced by 31 March 2014.
More information - https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/mathsktn/case-detail
Case Studies of successful projects - https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/mathsktn/case-studies
Vacancies on the NERC Training Advisory Group (TAG)
The Training Advisory Group is currently inviting nominations for new members and a new Chair.
The TAG is the key source of advice to the NERC Executive on the strategic direction and success of NERC training investments, including NERC's role and strategy in meeting skills shortages and other training priorities, on driving up the quality, delivery of training, and on recommendations on the award of training funds.
Please see the NERC Training Advisory Group website for full details and nomination forms: