In 2023, the ACU and the British Council will deliver another Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort. This unique programme is designed to enhance the contribution of science to national, regional, and international decision-making in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Early career researchers (ECRs) will be provided with training and development opportunities for knowledge exchange and research for impact.
The new programme will target 10 priority countries and support 20 ECRs with skills development in areas such as:
The programme will facilitate international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral partnerships to enhance the potential impact of research.
We are currently seeking experienced academic research staff from up to 5 UK-based higher education institutions (HEIs) to lead a specific research strand within the broader scope of climate change mitigation and adaption and help build coherence, direction, and academic rigour into the programme.
Applications are welcome from any subject theme and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
Staff time for a knowledge exchange project to engage policy and practice stakeholders in research scoping (up to £5,000 inclusive of taxes).
Funding for the Co-I role if the research project is selected. Funding for the number of days is dependent on research design.
The following in-kind contributions are anticipated:
Staff must be available to complete the work within the required timeframe.
UK HEIs in receipt of a grant from a HEI funding body are invited to apply:
Complete the online application form, which requests:
You will need an ACU account to complete your application. If you don't already have an account, you will need to set one up by clicking 'Get Started', in the top right-hand corner of the application login page.
If you have any questions, please contact Oluwaseyi Akinnirun.
Application Deadline: 23:59 UTC, Thursday 1 December 2022
Start your application