Satellite Applications Catapult KE Fellow call

Closing date: 16:00 on 12 September 2017

Interview date: 4 October 2017 in Harwell (TBC)

NERC, in partnership with the Satellite Applications Catapult, is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address environmental issues and challenges faced by urban leaders, government organisations, planners or businesses, in towns and cities and how the use of satellite technology (Earth observation, positioning navigation and timing & communications) can help. The KE Fellow will work with both public and private sector organisations working in towns and city areas in the UK or in developing economies on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list - external link

The KE Fellow will enable the Satellite Applications Catapult to accelerate access to UK environmental science, data and expertise for uptake by a range of end-users, including (but not limited to) businesses and public bodies. The fellow's core role will be to act as an ambassador for the NERC community with the catapult, identifying opportunities to pull through and link science within the NERC remit and information generated from satellites to address urban challenges.

The KE Fellow does not need to have a technical knowledge of satellites, the role is to work with the Satellite Applications Catapult to understand where satellite technology can be used, and where they can be enhanced by NERC funded science to address environmental issues and challenges in urban environments.

Applications are welcomed on a full or part time basis (between 50% and 80% full time equivalent). Ideally the fellowship will commence November 2017 with duration of two years. This KE Fellowship will be paid at 80% full economic cost and there is a budget of £60,000 for salary costs and up to £8,000 for travel and subsistence per annum. Any career stage and salary level may apply, with the expectations of achievement adjusted accordingly.

Supporting documentation

Knowledge Exchange Fellow for Satellite Applications catapult Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 53KB)

Guidance on submitting KE Fellowship applications (PDF, 113KB)

Further information for Directed Knowledge Exchange Fellowships (PDF, 89KB)


For further information please contact:

Katie Hart
Programme Manager - Innovation
07825 342519

For further information on the NERC / Satellite Applications Catapult opportunity:

Nafeesa Dadja