1. The RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme is one of six RCUK priority themes and brings together the activities of all seven UK Research Councils to enable more effective co-ordination across RCUK and other stakeholders to maximise the impact of the activities that are funded through:
Facilitating and supporting high-quality, interdisciplinary research and training that are problem-based.
Co-design, co-production and co-delivery of research and linking research base expertise with end users.
Co-operation in future strategy development with users so that activities are aligned with shared goals.
Shared horizon-scanning activities to identify and respond to emerging challenges and priorities.
Engaging with the public and other users to ensure research is addressing relevant questions and issues.
The Programme runs from 2008 to 2018 and currently supports a 180 000 000 GBP - British Pound portfolio of research and activities. ESRC is leading the programme on behalf of RCUK. The Programme brings together the activities of the seven UK Research Councils in response to global security challenges, examining the causes of insecurity and how security risks and threats can be predicted, prevented and managed.
2. The Programme focuses on six core areas: ideologies and beliefs terrorism transnational organised crime cybersecurity threats to infrastructures proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) weapons and technologies.
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Contract value: This contract is for an initial one year with the option to extend by 2 further 1 year periods.
Published: 7 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 25 Jan 2013
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