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UKRI SPF Clean Air: Scoping Workshop

The Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air programme is planning a series of workshops in early 2020 to scope upcoming funding opportunities through the programme

28 January 2020 (Leeds) and 11 February 2020 (Birmingham)

These events are an opportunity for the research and stakeholder community to engage with the programme funders to learn more about the aims of the programme and the research and innovation already underway, and to shape our thinking on the scope of future funding opportunities.

The Clean Air programme is a £42.5 million research and innovation investment supported through the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund. The aim is to bring together the UK’s world-class air quality research base and support high quality multi- and inter- disciplinary research and innovation to develop practical solutions for today’s air quality issues and equip the UK to proactively tackle future air quality challenges, in order to protect health and support clean growth.

The current wave of investment (£22m) will support new interdisciplinary research and innovation that will equip the UK to proactively tackle new and emerging air quality challenges related to changes in the types of air pollutants emitted and their importance at the indoor/outdoor interface, with regards to exposure patterns and impacts on vulnerable groups.

For full details and to register your interest to attend please see the NERC web page. Registration closes at 16:00 on 6 January 2020.

The Clean Air programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Met Office, with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, Medical Research Council (MRC), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Science and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), Department for Transport (DfT), Scottish Government and Welsh Government.


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