Early Career Researchers (ECRS)

The early career researcher (ECR) programme supports researchers training for an academic career as well as those whose future lies outside academia. The programme is also aimed at academic staff in the early stages of their research careers, to give participants support in networking, career planning and the development of their CCS research capacities.

What do we mean by 'Early Career'? We mean postgraduate research students, post-doctoral staff and new lecturers.  In terms of our UKCCSRC funding opportunities, please check the call details for eligibility criteria. For most opportunities mean postgraduate students through to academic and research staff based at UK universities that meet the (non-technical) conditions for eligibility for the EPSRC first grant scheme.

The Centre's Early Career Researcher (ECR) Strategy sets out how the Centre will deliver the ECR-relevant aspects of the UKCCSRC’s Mission and Strategic Plan 2012‐2017. Supporting the development of ECRs is crucial to providing the human capacity needed for continued growth in CCS research and development. It also ensures that people with advanced skills are available to support widespread development and deployment of CCS by practitioner organisations.

Opportunities currently available to ECRs include:

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News

On Saturday 22 October 2016, the British Geological Society (BGS) brought an Earth Science showcase to Our Dynamic Earth , a top visitor attraction in Edinburgh which invites visitors to...
CCS at Power of our Planet – British Geological Survey showcase 10:00-16.00, Saturday, 22 October 2016 Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh British Geological Survey’s (BGS) one-day showcase of geosciences will take...
UKCCSRC Director Jon Gibbins was delighted to present the ECR Poster Prize to three winners at the Edinburgh Biannual on Thursday 15 September 2016. Any ECR who submitted and presented...

Events

11th Apr 2017 to 12th Apr 2017
The UKCCSRC Spring 2017 Biannual, CCS in the UK: Delivering for the future will be held in London at Imperial College London's Sir Alexander Fleming Building on their South Kensington...
24th May 2017 to 2nd Jun 2017
The 4th ICOS Summer School (previously known as InGOS/TTorch Summer School): “Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation” The school will be organized in four sections: Ecosystem fluxes...

Blog

Written by Bill Buschle , who is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh and received funding from the ECR International Exchange Fund to spend two weeks at Shell...
My name is Monica Garcia and I am in the final stage of my PhD, in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, at the University of Surrey. My research...
Written by Dr Karen Finney , a research fellow at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the UKCCSRC 2016 Autumn Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh was supported by the UKCCSRC...