The Grantham Institute brings together researchers and capabilities from all areas of the College necessary to tackle the challenges of climate change and the environment.  As a window onto climate and environmental research at Imperial, we actively showcase and support the work carried out by academics across the College.

The Grantham Affiliates scheme is open to any Imperial staff who wish to be associated with the Institute, and are working in the areas of climate change and the environment. 

If you would like to become a Grantham Affiliate or would like more information please complete this form.

Please note that the Grantham Affiliates scheme is available to Imperial staff only. 

Why become a Grantham Affiliate?

Grantham Affiliates benefit from access to a number of opportunities and support provided by the Institute.

Why become a Grantham Affiliate


  • Active engagement and co-ordination of research opportunities (large bids)
  • Convening opportunities to develop interdisciplinary research ideas e.g. sandpits
  • Policy and business engagement: identification, networking support, organising and hosting events, follow-up
  • Facilitating internal communications, building a community
  • Proactively developing networks and connections for impact outside the College on relevant topics


  • Information on climate change and environment in the wider context, for example invitation to monthly Horizon Scanning meetings
  • Training, for example, on interacting with policymakers, debating
  • A monthly newsletter including funding opportunities and upcoming events - see example here
  • Identifying and sharing research gaps and potential funding sources
  • Opportunities posted on our Teams channel



  • Proactively developing networks and connections for impact outside the College on relevant topics
  • Dissemination of Affiliates’ existing material to a broader audience, for example through seminars and networking events
  • Profile raising through the Grantham Institute website, social media, and the Affiliates directory
  • Non-academic publication: actively leading, coordinating and supporting the translation and dissemination of research


  • Coordinating / project managing role on larger research projects
  • Developing concepts, managing process and costs for Institute briefing papers
  • Impact opportunities for future REF: financial support, human resources, ideas etc
  • Public engagement with research


Grantham Visiting Fellow

  • Endorse applicants to the Grantham Visiting Fellow post, to foster greater engagement with external stakeholders who hold positions of responsibility in industry, business, policy, or NGOs, and are interested in knowledge exchange and the translation of research findings

Grantham Affiliates work across a wide range of academic disciplines: