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Thank you for your interest in UKERC’s Whole Systems Networking Fund (WSNF). The purpose of this survey is to engage with the broader energy research community and gather views on how we can use the fund to maximise opportunities for diversity. Our objectives for this round are to:


  1. Improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across the energy research space
  2. Offer career enhancement opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
  3. Widen participation to share experience across disciplines and the four UK nations
  4. Undertake collaborative research with non-academic partners to investigate policy-relevant challenges that could be solved through a whole systems approach


This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. A report will be written detailing its outcomes plus those of the consultative workshop that is due to take place on 1 July 2021. No personal information will be shared or published.


We expect to open the call for proposals in Autumn 2021. We intend to support successful projects throughout their duration and fully integrate them into UKERC’s existing research programme.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amber Sawyer.