Evidence of training priority
Request for Evidence status: Open. Closing date: 12 April 2017
NERC is currently inviting evidence submissions from its community concerning priority areas of training need relevant to the environmental sciences. Further information, including how to submit evidence of training priority, is available below.
Decision-making concerning NERC's focused training investment, including Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), is informed by evidence submissions from the environmental research community and the end-users of NERC research.
NERC invites evidence submissions through Requests for Evidence which are held every three-five years, although evidence can be submitted at any time if an extraordinary and emergent training need is identified.
Evidence submissions are considered by the NERC Training Advisory Board (TAB), which uses this information to identify areas of high training priority suitable for CDT investment, in addition to providing broader recommendations to NERC on its future training investments such as short courses or internships.
Further information on how evidence submissions inform decision-making concerning NERC CDTs is available on the CDT Commissioning Framework page.
How to submit evidence of training priority
Reflecting the broad range of stakeholders in NERC-funded research, anyone may submit an evidence of training priority form.
Evidence of training priority can be submitted to NERC using the online registration form.
Only evidence submitted through this form will be considered by NERC. If you have any queries concerning this process, please contact the NERC Research Careers team.
Evidence submission outside of Requests for Evidence
It is possible for evidence of training priority to be submitted to NERC at any time, should an extraordinary and emergent training priority be identified. If you wish to submit an extraordinary evidence submission, please contact the NERC Research Careers (email@example.com) team, who will discuss your submission with you to determine whether it is appropriate for submission via this route.
Evidence submitted outside of a Request for Evidence will be considered by TAB at its following summer shortlisting meeting, typically held in June of each year. Please note, the cut-off for evidence to be considered at a summer meeting is April of that year. All extraordinary evidence must therefore be submitted by 31 March to be considered by TAB in that same year.
For further information please contact:
NERC Research Careers