NERC Regional Impact from Science of the Environment (RISE) Programme

The Regional Impact from Science of the Environment (RISE) initiative follows on from the Environmental Science Impact Programme (ESIP), with a continued focus on developing regional impact from environmental science. This ambition has also been clearly articulated in the recent Building our Industrial Strategy green paper and, as well as focusing on impact in their region, applications to RISE should look for opportunities to address the key ambitions of the industrial strategy.

RISE is dedicated to bringing research organisations together with businesses, policy bodies and other actors contributing to economic development specific to their location, to deliver significant regional impact from NERC environmental science.

NERC invites research organisations with a strong and substantial portfolio of NERC-funded research to apply through RISE calls for a five-year programme of activity with a NERC contribution of £2·5 million-£4 million at 80% full economic cost.

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