Foster tomorrow's leaders

Our goal is to help shape the next generation of CCS leaders. We do this with a programme of funding and training opportunities.

Meeting fund
We provide travel and accommodation support for ECRs to attend UKCCSRC conferences and other meetings.

Activity fund
The activity fund enables ECRs to collaborate across institutions to plan and host CCS related events.

Away days
Our annual ECR awayday provides career related training on topics chosen by ECRs such as media training, networking skills and bid writing skills.

Collaboration fund
This award enables ECRs to collaborate with experts outside of their home institution on areas within CCS, through the provision of support for travel. The collaborations can be within the UK or overseas.

Winter School
The Winter School is organised by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy. The UKCCSRC supports our ECR members to attend via travel reimbursements.

IEAGHG Summer School
ECR members who are successful in their application to the IEAGHG Summer School can request travel support from the UKCCSRC.

PACT training days
ECRs can apply for the opportunity to attend a 5-day training programme at the Pilot-scale Advanced CO2 Capture Technology (PACT) facilities.

Poster competition
We hold ECR poster competitions at our conferences. Entrants receive valuable feedback from both industrial CCS practitioners and winners receive a £250 bursary for Continuing Professional Development Training.

“It’s a great recognition and honour to receive the UKCCSRC poster prize. The feedback and interest for the Independent Advisory Panel gave me additional motivation to push the boundaries of our research.”
Clara Heuberger, Imperial College London, winner for the ECR poster prize

“I spent eight weeks at the National Geosciences Laboratory, where I worked closely with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) team at the Australian Resources Research Centre. I have had limited exposure to lab research in my career to date, so working with the team gave me great insight into the trials and tribulations, rage and rewards, of designing and setting up experimental procedures.”
Jen Roberts, University of Strathclyde, recipient of the ECR Collaboration Fund.

If you want to become a UKCCSRC ECR member apply here.