UK R.A.Eng calls for projects on urban flooding

Under its remit as a Delivery Partner in the UK-China Newton Fund, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering is partnering with the Chinese Academy of Engineering to implement the UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme. This Programme aims to support impactful research and enhance the impact of existing research in Urban Flooding in both countries by encouraging bilateral collaboration between academics and government as well as wider industry.

This call offers financial support for travel, subsistence and salary support costs related to visits and exchanges that support collaborative activities amongst academic and government partners in China and the UK. Under this call we will support proposals that fit with one or more of the following identified outcome areas:

  1. Build strategic linkages between researchers, public sector and industry in China and UK to research the intersection amongst – and combination of – weather systems and pluvial, fluvial and coastal factors to urban flooding and enhance the impact and uptake of its applications in China and in developing countries globally.
  2. Promote sharing of inter-disciplinary knowledge/ best practice between academia, government and industry to improve decision making under uncertainty, promote co-definition of urban flooding problems to inform future research, innovation and policy collaborations in China and in developing countries globally.
  3. Improve research-policy-industry interface to help systemically foster deeper engagement amongst actors in the innovation eco-systems of both countries and create different models of cross-sector engagement on pressing policy issues on urban flooding prevention for wider sharing and adoption in China and in developing countries globally.

Submission deadline

The submission deadline is 9am (GMT) on 8th February 2018.

Size of funding

As a result of the call, a series of grants up to £70,000 each will be issued.


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