Capacity building workshops
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:
- Achieving our decarbonisation pathways
- Technology for a low-carbon and resilient world
- Natural capital
- Chemicals and the environment
- Health, climate and other co-benefits of climate action
- Reaching environmental goals in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Energy governance
- Climate change and water (adaptation)
- Climate finance
- The circular economy
- 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.
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.
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. Applications close on 31 July 2018.
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