ESPA 2013 Town Meeting: Research theme development

21 Nov 2012
Date/Time: 21 November, 2012
Venue: Charles Darwin House, London, UK

On the 21st of November, there was a research theme development workshop for the ESPA 2013 funding call to jumpstart the framing of the research themes. Following the workshop, the ESPA Programme Executive Board reviewed outputs from the workshop and develop an Announcement of Opportunity. £4 million was then made available to fund projects of £250,000–£500,000.

We invited all interested to apply online at http://espa2013townmeeting.eventbrite.com indicating their area of disciplinary expertise and interest. (Please note that attendance at the town meeting was not a prerequisite of applying for the ESPA 2013 grants round.)

The call had three major themes, two of which were developed at this meeting:

  1. Sustainable, ecosystem-based pathways out of poverty
  2. Ecosystem services and the urban poor

If there were more expressions of interest than places available, participants were selected to represent the full range of disciplinary expertise.

The workshop was held at Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, and ran from 10am until 5.30pm. Participants were expected to fund their own travel and expense. Lunch, tea and coffee were provided.

Applicants were asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Theme/Interest:1) Sustainable, ecosystem-based pathways out of poverty; 2) Ecosystem services and the urban poor; 3) Both
  • Disciplinary expertise (50 words maximum)

Expressions of interest closed 5pm Friday 26th October, 2012, and participants were informed by Friday 2nd November, 2012.

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Harley on evidence@espa.ac.uk.

On the 21st of November, there was a research theme development workshop for the ESPA 2013 funding call to jumpstart the framing of the research themes. Following the workshop, the ESPA Programme Executive Board reviewed outputs from the workshop and develop an Announcement of Opportunity. £4 million was then made available to fund projects of £250,000–£500,000.

We invited all interested to apply online at http://espa2013townmeeting.eventbrite.com indicating their area of disciplinary expertise and interest. (Please note that attendance at the town meeting was not a prerequisite of applying for the ESPA 2013 grants round.)

The call had three major themes, two of which were developed at this meeting:

  1. Sustainable, ecosystem-based pathways out of poverty
  2. Ecosystem services and the urban poor

If there were more expressions of interest than places available, participants were selected to represent the full range of disciplinary expertise.

The workshop was held at Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, and ran from 10am until 5.30pm. Participants were expected to fund their own travel and expense. Lunch, tea and coffee were provided.

Applicants were asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Theme/Interest:1) Sustainable, ecosystem-based pathways out of poverty; 2) Ecosystem services and the urban poor; 3) Both
  • Disciplinary expertise (50 words maximum)

Expressions of interest closed 5pm Friday 26th October, 2012, and participants were informed by Friday 2nd November, 2012.

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Harley on evidence@espa.ac.uk.