Foster tomorrow's leaders

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.

Working Group
The ECR Working Group will help to steer the UKCCSRC ECR programme, organise ECR events, and will be involved in supporting the strategic direction of the UKCCSRC. Members of the ECR Working Group will also represent the UKCCSRC ECR community as part of the Advisory Council.


Our ECR awaydays provide career related training on topics chosen by ECRs such as media training, networking skills and bid writing skills.
Find out more about the next Awayday on Wednesday 30th June 2021, ‘Making your research accessible to a lay audience’.

Poster Presentation Webinars
As part of our Web Series, the poster presentation sessions provide the opportunity for ECRs to present their research to the wider UKCCSRC community.

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

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.

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

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.