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By bringing together both internal and external stakeholders across disciplines, capacity building workshops provide the opportunity to explore a given topic, highlight any gaps in knowledge and identify opportunities for future development and collaboration.

The Institute will offer up to 6 capacity building workshops per annum through a termly call. We expect to fund around two workshops per term up to a value of £3,000 each, which must be used to cover the direct costs associated with organising the workshop. If appropriate, the workshop can be hosted in the Grantham Boardroom.

We particularly welcome ideas within our priority themes in development, which include:

  • Health, climate and other co-benefits
  • Energy governance
  • Climate change and water (adaptation)
  • Strategic narratives
  • Climate finance
  • The circular economy
  • Land use change and diets
  • Negative emissions technology
  • Behaviour change
  • Extreme weather events

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Institute prior to submitting a proposal, which will be reviewed by a panel convened by the Institute.

Case study

Together with Atkins, UK Energy Research Centre and the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London hosted a workshop in February 2016 exploring tools and frameworks for decision making under risk & uncertainty.  Find out more

The workshop organisers are now bidding for research council funding to create a user-driven network with the overall aim of producing a research agenda and roadmap for the development and implementation of uncertainty modelling techniques and methodologies to guide the process of decision making at all levels of business, industry, government and non-governmental organisations.

Requirements

All workshops must produce a tangible output, for example a journal publication, a Grantham publication, or a research grant or proposal. Workshop organisers must also clearly outline next steps for further developing the area of research. Organisers of particularly successful workshops, where the outcome is a clear research priority which requires further development, will be encouraged to apply for Grantham pump-priming finding.

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Institute prior to submitting a proposal, which will be reviewed by a panel convened by the Institute.