NERC – Call for Strategic Programme Advisory Group Members

By Feb.17, 2014

Funding opportunity


Call for Strategic Programme Advisory Group Members


Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


19th March 2014




NERC is seeking applications from across the environmental sciences from both the research and user communities in academia, policy, business and NGOs for membership of its Strategic Programme Advisory Group (SPAG). NERC anticipates making twelve appointments which together will form an expert group drawn from a wide range of environmental science disciplines and sectors of our diverse research and user communities.

This is an exciting and influential role. SPAG members will be central to the development and prioritisation of strategic research that tackles societal challenges through environmental science and delivers NERC’s strategy. SPAG will make recommendations to NERC’s Science and Innovation Strategy Board (SISB) and to the NERC Executive on how to invest NERC’s Strategic Research funding. Listening, engaging and facilitating, SPAG members will act as an interface between NERC and its communities to ensure that NERC’s strategic investments are appropriate, timely, support excellent research, and tackle environmental challenges faced by business and society.

Appointments will be for one year in the first instance, with the expectation that membership will be extended for a further two years. It is expected that the role will require six days per year for meetings plus additional preparation time. In addition, SPAG members will be expected to be active in engagement with the community and the NERC Executive to develop ideas.


Up to 3 years


See person specification for details