Green Infrastructure (Urban) KE Fellow call

27 Jan 2017

Closing date on Je-S: 16:00 on 27 April 2017

Interview date: 20 June 2017 in Birmingham

NERC is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) for planners in building it into investment decisions for developments in urban areas. The GI KE Fellow will work with both public and private sector developers working in urban areas in the UK or in developing economies on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list- external link.

One of the key features that prevent GI being a fundamental part of the decision making and planning process is the challenge around planners obtaining robust evidence that the GI works and will yield long term benefits. As part of this they will need to be able to assign a 'value' to the GI that can offset other costs elsewhere.

The aim of the Knowledge Exchange Fellowship is to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research output by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end users, particularly local policymakers and businesses such as planners, landscape architects and other consultancies to support the development of green infrastructures. These are however just examples, and applications should not be restricted to these types of user. Proposals may support and enhance initiatives that are being undertaken at a local or regional scale. Candidates are encouraged to devise their own programme of work and to demonstrate how that will generate long term impact.

The KE Fellowship programme may generate little or no commercial return, but it is expected to deliver impact.

Full details on NERC website here