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  1. Water – Energy – Food ESRC Research Priorities Perfect Storm Workshop, Exeter 24th July 2012

  2. Overview • ESRC Strategic Priorities • ESRC Areas of Interest • Current/Forthcoming Activities* • Routes to Funding

  3. ESRC Strategic Priorities • Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth • What are the determinants of economic performance and sustainable growth? • How to secure benefits for populations in the UK and in other countries? • How to improve stability and resilience of economies? • Influencing Behaviour and Informing Interventions • How to understand behaviour and risks at multiple levels and a variety of contexts? • How and why do behaviours change? • How does the interplay of childhood, family, community and wider society influence inequalities in wellbeing? • A Vibrant and Fair Society • What are inclusive communities and how best can we achieve them? • How do individuals and communities most effectively make their voices heard? • How mobile is our society?

  4. ESRC Areas of Interest • WholeSystemsApproaches • Truly interdisciplinary science • Integrated modelling • Economics • Markets, Frameworks • Business models • Risks • Social • Behaviour change (or not) • Public perception/Social acceptability • Politics – Who gets what, where and why?

  5. Current/Forthcoming Activities* • Food • Global Food Security (GFS) • Global Supply Chain Resilience • Agri-Soils • Energy • Energy Programme (RCEP) • EUED • Bio-Energy Crop Production • Future Energy System(s)?

  6. Current/Forthcoming Activities* • Water • Droughts Initiative • Flooding – FCERM • UpGro • LWEC • Global Environmental Change • Resource Scarcity • Changing Rainfall Patterns • Demographic changes *No Guarantees!!

  7. ESRC Funding Avenues • Responsive Mode • Standard Grants Scheme • Up to 5 yrs • £200K - £2m • Cross Council Funding Agreement • Annual Competitions • Centres/Large Grants (CLG) • ~£5m - up to 5 yrs • Professorial Fellowships • Future Research Leaders (FRL) • Directive Mode • Ventures • ESRC contribution up to 50% • Co-designed with 1 or more partners • Flexible arrangements • Multi-modal • Targeted Calls • Strategic/Emerging areas • Variable parameters • Address clear gaps

  8. Thank You For Listening Questions?