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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are inviting research proposals for a new four-year research programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) from the Atmosphere.

The programme will undertake research to improve our knowledge of the options for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere at a climatically-relevant scale, giving interdisciplinary attention to the environmental, technical, economic, governance and wider societal aspects of such approaches on a national level and in an international context.

£8·3 million is available for this call to fund two levels of research proposal:

  • Up to four multi-institution consortium bids with a maximum budget of £2 million each (100% full economic cost, of which the funders will pay 80% full economic cost) and up to four years' duration.
  • Up to six topic-specific projects of a stand-alone nature with a maximum budget of £300,000 each (100% full economic cost, of which the funders will pay 80% full economic cost) and up to three years' duration.


Please see the Announcement of Opportunity below for full details of the call and how to apply.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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