Natural Environment Research Council have announced details of the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call. This programme is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
The aim of this programme is to support the interdisciplinary research needed to understand the risks plastic pollution poses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and to explore which interventions, policies and regulations can mitigate these risks. Research to develop new forms of plastic or alternatives to plastic is out of scope for this programme. The outputs of the research will support economic growth and societal wellbeing by enabling a cleaner and more resilient and productive environment. Where appropriate, projects funded through this call will be considered part of the UK contribution to the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework.
This call aims to support up to five international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects with a value of up to £3.5m (cost to UKRI); UK institutions are eligible for 80% full economic costs (FEC) and overseas organisations are eligible for 100% direct project costs. The total available budget for this call is £20m. It is expected that projects will start in July 2020 and have a maximum duration of four years.
Closing date for notification of intent to submit: 16:00 GMT on 20 January 2020
Closing date for full proposals: 16:00 GMT on 17 March 2020
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