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Job Opportunity: NERC KE Post

The University of Glasgow is currently recruiting for a 6 month full or part time NERC KE post as part of the Microclimates Consortium project, working with Professor Susan Waldron. This is a re-advertisement. Please note, the post does not have to be located at Glasgow.

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The closing date is 30th April.

Current KE fellows are eligible to apply and could extend their KE Fellowship by doing so.

CEOI-ST Emerging Technologies Workshop - 30th April to 1st May 2014 – Leicester

This is a reminder that the UK Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology will be holding the first EO Emerging Technology Challenge Workshop under the new banner of CEOI-ST – now is the time to reserve your place at this event. The workshop aims to explore scientific and commercial EO measurement challenges, and to present new sensor and instrumentation technology to the community to stimulate novel measurement concepts. Thus the audience will consist of EO scientists, commercial applications engineers and entrepreneurs, and technologists from academia and industry. We will examine all EO measurement domains.

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Follow-on Fund and KE (Innovation) Projects Call

NERC is pleased to announce a parallel call:

Knowledge Exchange Projects (now called Innovation Projects)

The Innovation Projects (Formerly KE Projects) call is aimed at supporting activity which focuses on increasing the uptake of research output with little or no commercial return, but which will deliver impact. Activities can include products, models, tools, internships or secondments. The maximum amount that can be bid for is £125k (£100k NERC contribution). The grants are expected to start in October 2014 and last for 6 months.

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Follow-on Fund

The Follow-on Fund is a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. The maximum amount that can be bid for is £125k (£100k NERC contribution). NERC's intention is that projects will run for 12 months or more. In order to apply for a Follow-on Fund it is now compulsory to have completed a preliminary Pathfinder application, or an equivalent piece of market research.

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These calls will open around 5th May and the deadline for both will be the 6th June (TBC).

NERC Advanced Training: Short Courses 2014/15

Closing date: 16:00 GMT, 1 May 2014

Proposals are invited for the 2014/15 Advanced Training: Short Courses (ATSC) training initiative, which builds upon the successes of the previous Postgraduate and Professional Development Awards scheme held in 2013/14. Initiatives funded as part of this scheme must be completed by 31 March 2015.

This call invites proposals offering training initiatives in a variety of forms that fall both within the NERC science remit as well as addressing one or more of the Priority Training Areas contained within the ATSC Announcement of Opportunity document. These training initiatives must prioritise NERC-funded PhD students or develop the skills of environmental sciences early career researchers (working within academic and/or non-academic settings) for future careers in research and other contexts.

NERC has a total budget of £1m for this scheme. The maximum applicants can apply for to run a training initiative is £100k although it is expected that most training initiatives will request £20-£50k.

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