The Energy-PIECES project aims to create policy opportunities for PhD and early career researchers working in the energy-related social sciences and humanities.
We're doing this through two main activities:
- a energy policy masterclass on how social sciences and humanities can better connect with energy policy(making), in Cambridge on 10 December 2018.
- a set of six-week energy-SSH policy secondments, which will take place during January–March 2019.
For far too long, there has been an overt policy focus on gathering evidence and insights from the more technical energy disciplines. Traditionally, there have also been far fewer opportunities and mechanisms for researchers nearer the start of the careers to engage with policy organisations and their agendas. This project dovetails nicely with the Global Sustainability Institute's co-ordination of the European Commission’s Platform for the energy-related Social Sciences & Humanities (SHAPE ENERGY).
Energy-PIECES (Energy Policy Insights from Early Career Events and Secondments) is co-ordinated by ARU's Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), alongside The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science & Policy (CSaP). It's funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), via the UK Energy Research Council’s (UKERC) Whole Systems Networking Fund.
01 Feb 2019
IVUGER presents a unique opportunity for female Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply for up to £12,000 to support collaborative research projects through a FREE 2-day residential funding retreat.
Network News 14 Dec 2018
We are thrilled to launch our new animation!
Network News 22 Nov 2018
Our challenges are interconnected, so our thinking has to be too. That's why we at UKERC promote the "whole systems" approach. This week Grant Wilson launches a survey asking how we should teach the next generation of energy researchers.
Blog 15 Nov 2018
On the first IVUGER event, female early-career professionals working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, will be gathering. Registration is open.
25 Oct 2018
UKERC and 1010 are delighted to announce that ‘The Heat Network’, a project which forms part of the UKERC Whole Systems Networking Fund is now up and running. The project will use a combination of survey work, workshops and publications to for the first time pull together those researching and innovating around sustainable heating. The first step is a survey.
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 13 February 2019
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University , Loughview Suite, Floor H, Block 8, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey , United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 25 June 2018
Imperial College, Central London (venue TBC), United Kingdom