ECR Meeting Fund

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has established a meeting fund to provide a mechanism for UK based Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working and studying within the academic UK CCS community to attend UKCCSRC meetings, such as the programme and network conferences, that they would not otherwise be able to attend.

ECRs can apply to the fund to support their attendance at two UKCCSRC meetings per year and it is normally expected that meeting activities will take place within one month of notification of funding. Funding is also available to support attendance at the UKCCSRC ECR Awayday – this is in addition to funding attendance at two other UKCCSRC meetings per year.

It is a condition of the award that ECRs who successfully secure funding to attend UKCCSRC meeting(s) contribute to social media during the event and a blog after the meeting, for publication on the UKCCSRC website.

It is expected that supporting ECRs via this fund to attend UKCCSRC meetings will contribute to their overall education in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and presents an opportunity to ECRs to network with peers, key figures in the CCS academic community and industry representatives.

Use this page to apply for the ECR Meeting Fund for:

  • The Fund is not currently taking applications – we’ll let you know when it is open for an event.

Please use the relevant form below to apply for the ECR Meeting Fund for each event separately. You’ll also need to register to attend each event.

Please email info@ukccsrc.ac.uk if you have any questions on the ECR Meeting Fund.
Details of open and past calls can be seen below.

ECR MEETING FUND – CONFERENCE, SHEFFIELD 20-21 APRIL 2022

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 31st March 2022

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Aim: This fund offers a mechanism for UK-based early career researchers (ECR) working and studying within the academic UK CCS community to attend UKCCSRC meetings that they would not otherwise be able to attend. Funding is available to support travel and accommodation for the meeting.

Duration: ECRs may apply to the fund to support their attendance at a maximum of two UKCCSRC meetings per year. It is normally expected that meeting activities will take place within one month of notification of funding. For the UKCCSRC Conference in Sheffield we are accepting applications until 5pm 31st March 2022.

Allocation of places: In the event that this call is oversubscribed, priority will be given i) to allowing attendance of ECRs from a range of institutions, and ii) to those who have not previously attended a physical UKCCSRC Conference/meeting and/or made other use of UKCCSRC support to attend meetings. The order in which applications have been received may also be used, if necessary, to allocate places.

Contact information: Please email the UKCCSRC Secretariat, on info@ukccsrc.ac.uk if you require any clarification on this call.

Applicants should note that awards will be reimbursed via an expense claim form or invoice received by the UKCCSRC team following the event. It is expected that ECRs will be able to travel to Sheffield on the morning of 20th April and return home on the afternoon of 21st April, therefore requiring only one overnight stay in Sheffield. Requests for an additional night of accommodation should be justified and approved in advance by contacting info@ukccsrc.ac.uk.

Application Process

Ensure that they or their supervisor/manager submits this Referee Form by email to info@ukccsrc.ac.uk before 5pm 31st March 2022

Applicants will be asked in the online application to upload pdf quotes or statements used in their estimate of expenditure. Please read the terms and conditions for details on claimable expenditure.

Applicants should expect to receive a funding decision by no later than Wednesday 6th April 2022. Remember you will also need to register separately for the Conference. Early registration is highly encouraged!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be working or studying in the CCS field within the UK academic community at an eligible organisation at the time of application and for the duration of the proposed activity.
  • Student applicants must be completing a postgraduate research degree programme in a CCS topic at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive UKRI funding.
  • Any other applicants must hold a permanent or fixed-term contract of employment at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive UKRI funding.
  • Academic and research staff applicants must meet the (non-technical) conditions for eligibility for the EPSRC New Investigator scheme. These include that applicants must normally have completed their PhD or equivalent professional qualification within 10 years of the time the application is submitted.  Academic staff wishing to apply should also normally have been appointed to their first lecturer or equivalent position within the previous 36 months, or still be within the probation period associated with the new appointment.
  • Applications must be made by the applicant but must be supported through the referee form by their supervisor or line manager.
  • Please ensure you have fully read the Terms and Conditions of Award before applying as some modes of transport and accommodation providers are not claimable.

Please note the data protection and photography clauses for this fund:

Data Protection

The information you enter on this form will only be used for the purposes of administering funding for this event. Members of the UKCCSRC team may contact you with information about the event, using the details you have provided, in the run up to, and for a short time after, the event. We will delete your personal data from the registration form following the event.

Photography 

Photographs and/or filming will take place throughout the events advertised above. The images will be used for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the UKCCSRC’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), use in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please speak to a member of UKCCSRC staff when you arrive at the event.

ECR MEETING FUND – ECR AWAYDAY, LONDON MAY 2022

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 29th April 2022

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General Information

Aim: This fund offers a mechanism for UK-based early career researchers (ECR) working and studying within the academic UK CCS community to attend UKCCSRC meetings that they would not otherwise be able to attend. Funding is available to support travel and accommodation for the meeting.

Duration: ECRs may apply to the fund to support their attendance at a maximum of two UKCCSRC meetings per year. It is normally expected that meeting activities will take place within one month of notification of funding. For the UKCCSRC ECR Awayday in London we are accepting applications until 5pm 29th April 2022.

Allocation of places: In the event that this call is oversubscribed, priority will be given i) to allowing attendance of ECRs from a range of institutions, and ii) to those who have not previously attended a physical UKCCSRC Conference/meeting and/or made other use of UKCCSRC support to attend meetings. The order in which applications have been received may also be used, if necessary, to allocate places.

Contact information: Please email the UKCCSRC Secretariat on info@ukccsrc.ac.uk if you require any clarification on this call.

Applicants should note that awards will be reimbursed via an expense claim form or invoice received by the UKCCSRC team following the Event. It is expected that ECRs will be able to travel to London on the morning of 24 May and return home on the afternoon of 25 May (the following day), therefore requiring only one overnight in stay in London. Requests for an additional night of accommodation should be justified and approved in advance.

Application Process

Apply online via the Meeting Fund Application Form below

Ensure that they or their supervisor/manager submits this Referee Form by email to info@ukccsrc.ac.uk before 5pm 29th April 2022.

Applicants will be asked in the online application to upload pdf quotes or statements used in their estimate of expenditure. Please read the terms and conditions for details on claimable expenditure.

Applicants will be informed when they can expect to receive a funding decision by. Remember you will also need to register separately for the Awayday. Early registration is highly encouraged!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be working or studying in the CCS field within the UK academic community at an eligible organisation at the time of application and for the duration of the proposed activity.
  • Student applicants must be completing a postgraduate research degree programme in a CCS topic at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive UKRI funding.
  • Any other applicants must hold a permanent or fixed-term contract of employment at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive UKRI funding.
  • Academic and research staff applicants must meet the (non-technical) conditions for eligibility for the EPSRC New Investigator scheme. These include that applicants must normally have completed their PhD or equivalent professional qualification within 10 years of the time the application is submitted.  Academic staff wishing to apply should also normally have been appointed to their first lecturer or equivalent position within the previous 36 months, or still be within the probation period associated with the new appointment.
  • Applications must be made by the applicant but must be supported through the referee form by their supervisor or line manager.
  • Please ensure you have fully read the Terms and Conditions of Award before applying as some modes of transport and accommodation providers are not claimable.

Please note the data protection and photography clauses for this fund:

Data Protection

The information you enter on this form will only be used for the purposes of administering funding for this event. Members of the UKCCSRC team may contact you with information about the event, using the details you have provided, in the run up to, and for a short time after, the event. We will delete your personal data from the registration form following the event.

Photography 

Photographs and/or filming will take place throughout the events advertised above. The images will be used for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the UKCCSRC’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), use in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please speak to a member of UKCCSRC staff when you arrive at the event.

Past calls

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ECR Meeting Fund Past Calls