FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Innovation Placements on offer

NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - has opened invitations for academic researchers to apply for an Innovation Placement, working within a non-academic host - and FSC is one of the organisations inviting applicants to work with them.

Placements with the FSC could involve a range of activities such as:

• Working with the FSC Biodiversity, FSC Digital Services teams and staff at FSC locations to improve the robustness of FSC data. This could include:
- Improving how ecological data can be better collated and shared by FSC staff and students (post 16 and Higher Education) and how it can be better linked to nationwide biological recording schemes, existing or new citizen science projects and current relevant ecological research;
- Developing the use of IT based fieldwork methodologies, using mobile devices, field network systems and software such as ArcGIS to enable better collection of organisation wide data sets for use with schools and on Higher Education and Professional level field courses.
• Providing expert advice to the FSC in the development of new business opportunities

This initiative encourages collaborations between academics and non-academic organisations and creates opportunities to show how environmental science research can be used to add value to organisations.

Find out more about Innovation Placements here: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/schemes/innovation-placements/

To find out more about the FSC opportunity see page 27 of the guidance document: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/schemes/innovation-placements/spec/

You must register your interest with us by 18th May, with final submission of applications by 4th July 2018.

Monday, April 16, 2018