The Nexus Network initially committed £500,000 to provide grants for pilot projects, blue-sky ideas, working papers and placements which can address the interconnected challenges of the food, water, energy and environment nexus. This was boosted by additional funding from ESRC from the Global Challenges Fund. You can see updates on the projects we have funded on the projects page.
In July 2016, we announced five research partnership awards that will advance understanding of the food- energy- water- environment interactions and support actions to improve their sustainability.
The partnerships will enable researchers to build interdisciplinary research collaboration in locations across both the UK and Africa.
See the Nexus Network Partnership Grants page for full details.
The Nexus Network research partnership programme enables researchers to build meaningful inter-disciplinary research collaboration networks, and to establish connections with civil society, policy and business communities in order to engage them as knowledge partners in the co-design of research proposals on nexus topics.
In the first part of this call we awarded 6 Networking grants in April 2015 – read more details here.
The Nexus Network thinkpiece call funded people to write thinkpieces to help to scope and define nexus approaches, and stimulate debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment.
You can read more about the 13 funded thinkpieces here.
The four month Fellowship with Defra, provided an opportunity for an academic to work at the interface between research and policy, engaging across Defra. The fellowship ran from March 2015 to July 2015. We were pleased to appoint Dr Anna Krzywoszynska, Post Doctoral Research Associate at Durham University, to this role. Read more about Anna’s Defra Fellowship.