Seed funding to help applicants create sustainable interdisciplinary partnerships ahead of the launch of the NERC/AHRC ‘Hidden histories of environmental science: Acknowledging legacies of race, social injustice and exclusion to inform the future’ main call.

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are jointly funding this seed fund opportunity to help applicants form new interdisciplinary partnerships ahead of the launch of the main funding opportunity: ‘Hidden histories of environmental science: Acknowledging legacies of race, social injustice and exclusion to inform the future’.

This seed fund call is intended to help applicants design and create sustainable collaborative partnerships that will support the main ‘Hidden histories’ funding opportunity, and is an opportunity for all sections of the research and innovation sector to engage with the call, including under-represented communities and places.

Only applicants intending to apply to this main fund are eligible for this seed fund opportunity; however, applying to this fund is not a prerequisite for applying for the subsequent ‘Hidden histories’ call.

Applicants should ensure that principles and best practice of interdisciplinary working are adopted from the outset to ensure that partnerships are truly collaborative and capable of addressing the complex challenges of the forthcoming competition. Where relevant, partnerships should also develop sustainable relationships across communities of researchers, potentially leading to innovative future proposals that bring the disciplines together, and may also enable equitable participation of those outside of academia in developing research.

Applicants planning to involve those outside of academia, such as public and community groups, must build equitable, ethical partnerships, managing risks in-line with best practice.

Successful projects must be completed by the end of September 2021. The main call is expected to open at the end of July, with the deadline falling at the end of September 2021.

Funding body Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Maximum value £5,000
Reference ID S21712
Category Economic and Social Research, Arts & Humanities, Natural Environment

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