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.




Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

When you apply for UKCCSRC membership you will need to submit personal data as part of the application process. 

The information you enter in the biography section of this application will be made public as part of your member profile page. Your profile will also include your name, institution and member type. Plus, any future blogs, papers etc. published on this site that are authored by you will be linked to your profile. 

Information in the “UKCCSRC info only” section of the application can only be accessed by you and UKCCSRC Secretariat and will not be shared with third parties without express permission.

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This blog was provided by Peng Xie, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, whose attendance at the ECR Winter School 2017 was supported by the UKCCSRC. The Early...