The Nexus Network has initially committed a total of £500,000 to provide grants for pilot projects, blue-sky ideas, working papers and placements which can address the interconnected challenges of the food, water, energy and environment nexus. You can see updates on the projects we have funded on the projects page. To get notification of new calls please Join the Network.
In the Partnership Grants call, the Nexus Network has a total of £300,000 available to support inter- and trans-disciplinary research projects on nexus themes. That is projects that improve understanding of the food- energy- water- environment nexus interactions and support actions to improve their sustainability. Proposals are invited for funding of up to a maximum of £150,000 each.
Full proposals should be submitted by 1700 UK time on 31 Jan 2016. Applicants will be informed of the funding decisions in April 2016. Grants must start by 1 July 2016.
See the Nexus Network Research Partnership Grants page for full details.
The Nexus Network research partnership programme aims to enable researchers to build meaningful inter-disciplinary research collaboration networks, and to establish connections with civil society, policy and business communities in order to engage them as knowledge partners in the co-design of research proposals on nexus topics.
The first part of this call was the Networking grants and we awarded 6 Networking grants in April 2015 – read more details here.
The Nexus Network thinkpiece call funded people to write thinkpieces to help to scope and define nexus approaches, and stimulate debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment.
You can read more about the 13 funded thinkpieces here.
The four month Fellowship with Defra, provided an opportunity for an academic to work at the interface between research and policy, engaging across Defra. The fellowship ran from March 2015 to July 2015. We were pleased to appoint Dr Anna Krzywoszynska, Post Doctoral Research Associate at Durham University, to this role. Read more about Anna’s Defra Fellowship.