Resource Recovery From Waste: Challenges for the health of the environment
Announcement of Opportunity - Resource Recovery from Waste Call for Catalyst Grants
Deadline for proposals:
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 16:00
The Natural Environment Research Council is inviting bids for Catalyst Grants to its programme Resource Recovery from Waste. This £6·5m, five-year programme has the vision to deliver the strategic science needed to accomplish a paradigm shift in the recovery of resources from waste that is driven by environmental benefits (integrated across air, soil and water resources, and biodiversity) and for human health, rather than by economics alone. The programme will also forge new thinking that goes 'beyond carbon' to understand waste as a resource from the perspective of ecological rather than carbon outcomes.
This first call is for Catalyst Grants (£50-100k per grant for six months) to create the interdisciplinary community and scope the science areas ready to respond to a later Research Grant call as part of the next phase of the programme. It is anticipated that approximately 10 to 20 Catalyst Grants will be supported in this call. There is up to £1m available for this initial catalyst phase.
Catalyst Grants are aimed at enabling researchers to develop realistic and relevant research partnerships across disciplines and research strategies with the potential for significant national/international impact. These grants will allow researchers to build partnerships (to include stakeholders/potential users) and to develop proposals. Catalyst Grants are not intended to support research projects, but may support some preliminary research activity.
Applicants successful at the Catalyst Grant stage will automatically be eligible to submit a full proposal for Research Grants in the next part of the programme, and it is the intention to limit eligibility to those successful at this stage.
Deadline for proposals: Wednesday 12 December 2012, 16:00
Please see the Announcement of Opportunity document below for full details.
For further information please contact:
Dr Sally Reid
Tel: 01793 442565
Resource Recovery from Waste programme:
Dr Elizabeth Jones
Tel: 01793 418006