Digital Technology for LWEC Senior Fellows

The Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) Theme of EPSRC and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme invite Outline Proposals for Digital Technology for LWEC Senior Fellows.

These are prestigious appointments, with the opportunity to inform and influence the future research agenda for how digital technologies (DT) can be applied in new and transformative ways to help the human and natural environment be more resilient and adaptable to climate change. In addition to an innovative research programme of high quality the fellows will be expected to act as a Champion for this area, to develop outreach activities to other researchers, policy makers and industry through workshops, networks or other mechanisms.

Funding available is up to £4 million (Research Council Contribution at 80% fEC) and the maximum duration of grants is five years. It is anticipated that one or two awards will be made depending on the scope and quality of applications.

Outline Proposals are invited which will be sifted by a Panel consisting of research council and external representatives. It is anticipated that a maximum of five candidates will be invited to submit full proposals and to an Interview Panel in February 2016 to present their vision and proposed programme of research and related activities.

The first stage in applying is to register your interest by 28 October 2015 by emailing david.holtum@epsrc.ac.uk. The next stage is to submit an Outline proposal to EPSRC via the Je-S system by 16.00 on 11 November 2015.

Your Outline Proposal should contain the following:

  • Case for Support (maximum eight sides of A4)
  • Host organisation statement (maximum two sides A4)
  • CV (maximum two sides A4)

Proposals received after the closing date and time will not be considered. You may include extra information in your proposal cover email but it will only be seen by EPSRC; it will not be sent to the Outline sift panel.