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Ensuring the UK is prepared for the sudden impacts of extreme floods, water and food shortages, energy failures and other challenges is a crucial priority.

The national Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis will help to tackle these challenges by bringing together the many strands of research needed to create more resilient cities and societies.

Starting in April 2023, the Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis fosters research in the area of resilience in the natural and built environment as part of the overarching UKRI programme ‘Building a Secure and Resilient World’ (BSRW)’, a 5-year programme which seeks to tap the UK’s research and innovation system to tackle large-scale, complex challenges for the UK.

The Centre is initially funded by a £4M grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), awarded in Spring 2023 to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Scientific Computing to establish a national Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis, and moves DAFNI into its new phase.

The aim of this new Centre is to foster multi-disciplinary research and DAFNI, as the support high performance platform, will bring together research areas including engineering, data sciences, environmental science, health sciences and social sciences. DAFNI is launching a call for research projects to support the Centre of Excellence, with applications accepted from 12th April 2023. Researchers and academics active in infrastructure research as well as those working in multidisciplinary areas from across the UK are invited to apply for funding from the £1.4M available.

If you are interested in getting involved or applying for this new funding opportunity, you can find out more here.


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