On Tues 17 Feb 2015 starting at 1300, ESRC will host a twitter chat on behalf of the 6 funders of the Centre for Evaluating Complexity. If you were not able to make the Bidders Event….or if you have any further questions about the call then please take part!
About the Centre
The Centre for Evaluating Complexity across the Energy-Environment-Food Nexus will pioneer, test and promote innovative and inclusive methods to analyse evaluations across the energy-environment-food nexus where complexity presents an integral challenge to policy interventions.
Proposals are invited for a 36 month period and up to £3.6 million (100 per cent fEC) of core funding, to which the funders will contribute up to £2.9 million (80 per cent fEC); the remaining balance must be guaranteed by the host research organisation.
The four core features of the Centre are:
- Leadership: The centre will provide leadership, across UK academia, independent research agencies, government and internationally; pioneering the approaches developed and their application in practice.
- Methodology development : The centre will provide a methodological hub, driving forward internationally important methodological development in the evaluation of complexity, with a particular focus on the energy-environment-food nexus areas. The centre will build on existing methods and devise new approaches where appropriate to develop credible solutions.
- Methods application: Initially, methodological innovations will be tested in practice across energy, environment and food policy areas, to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to allow development and refinement. The centre will also develop a series of case studies to show maximum impact of their practical application. In future it is hoped that the work can be extended to other policy areas where similar problems are faced.
- Capacity building: The centre will foster and develop a new generation of evaluators, skilled in the broader research application of these methods and at maximising the international impact of this work.
- Bidders launch event – starts 14:00 on 11 February 2015
- Twitter session – starts 13:00 on 17 February 2015
- Deadline for submitting outline proposals – 18 March 2015
- Decisions to applicants on outline stage – April 2015
- Issue call for full proposals (for successful outlines only) – April 2015
- Latest start date – 31 January 2016.
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