Early Career Researchers

Our goal is to help shape the next generation of CCS leaders.

We do this with a programme of funding and training opportunities.

UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher (ECR) Programme

The UKCCSRC ECR programme provides training, funding and networking opportunities for our ECR members, supporting researchers training for academic careers, and for futures outside academia. We run development Awaydays, ECR funding calls and we facilitate interdisciplinary networking and other ECR activities.

ECR Opportunities

Current opportunities: 

Click on the tiles below to find out more about the opportunities available to ECRs through the UKCCSRC ECR Programme.


ECR Awaydays and Events


ECR Funding


ECR Career Development

Our ECR members

ECR membership is open to postgraduate research students, post-doctoral staff and new lecturers working in a field related to CCS. By becoming an ECR member you’ll have access to the programme, and you can sign up to the mailing list to receive the newsletter and specific ECR bulletins letting you know what’s going on. You can opt to have your biography in the Members Directory.

ECR Membership criteria:
1. PhD student studying a CCS or CCUS-related topic
2. In a lectureship or equivalent (i.e. fellowship) post for less than 5 years (with the exception of career breaks for any reason)
3. PDRA or equivalent
More information: UKCCSRC ECR eligibility criteria



ECR Working Group

The ECR Working Group has three UKCCSRC ECR members who work alongside the Secretariat to develop the ECR programme.  They help to steer the programme and organise ECR events, including Awaydays and are involved in supporting the strategic direction of the UKCCSRC. The ECR Working Group members also represent the UKCCSRC ECR community as part of the Advisory Council.

News from our ECR community

Read blogs, news articles and view research from our ECR community.