Inclusive Writing Retreat: Applications Open July 24

11 Jul 2023

This month we will open applications for an inclusive writing retreat to provide energy researchers with the time and space to work on publications. This event is one of our EDI Goals for 2023 and aims to help diversify the authorship of publications in energy research.

This opportunity is open to all UK-based energy researchers, but we particularly encourage applications from groups underrepresented in energy research and publication authorship. This includes (but is not limited to) people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people who identify as a woman, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and those living with a disability or long-term health condition. We are also keen to receive applications from researchers from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, as well as those with caring responsibilities who usually find it difficult to attend events and networking opportunities.

The retreat will be held over two days and two nights at Clandeboye Lodge in Bangor, Northern Ireland on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November 2023. The agenda will consist of a mix of group sessions, networking activities and writing time. Researchers will be able to network with like-minded peers, give and receive feedback on work, gain new perspectives and receive advice on career advancement.

The retreat is completely free. UKERC will cover all expenses including travel (provided applicants are from a UK-based institution), accommodation, food and childcare costs that go beyond ordinary care arrangements. Our aim is to remove as many barriers as possible that may prevent researchers from attending. Please contact UKERC’s Impact and EDI Officer Lara Thorpe for more information.

Applications will open on 24 July 2023 and will close on 29 September 2023. Anyone conducting energy research within the UK who is actively publishing in academic journals is eligible to apply. For more information about last year’s inclusive writing retreat please see our blog post about the event. For any questions about this year’s retreat please contact Lara at