Funding news and calls


Antimicrobial Resistance in a Global Context call

Closing date: 11 Jul

5 May 2017

The research councils, in partnership with the Department of Health, have launched a call to support truly interdisciplinary teams conducting high quality innovative research to better understand the challenge posed by anti-bacterial resistance in lower and middle income countries.

Innovation Follow-on Call: Enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries - Announcement of opportunity

Closing date: 12 Jul

21 Apr 2017

NERC is launching a call 24 May 2017 to support projects which focus upon generating user applicable outputs from past and/or current research and to translate them into outcomes that achieve impact within the NERC remit (in the UK and/or in developing countries).

Pre-announcement: Forthcoming Newton Fund activities

21 Apr 2017

In the 2015 UK spending review it was agreed to extend and expand the Newton Fund.

Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity second call

20 Apr 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and Germany on Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry.

Pre-announcement of public engagement call

20 Apr 2017

NERC will launch a call towards the end of May 2017 for projects to support our long-term commitment to public engagement, building strong engagement between members of the UK public, environmental science and researchers.

Innovation placements

Closing date: 29 Jun

12 Apr 2017

NERC wishes to award a number of Open Innovation Placements. Placements will work within a host organisation, on a specified project or one of their choosing, which is organised independently of NERC.

Evidence Synthesis Training pilot scheme 2017-18

Closing date: 13 Jun

12 Apr 2017

NERC invites proposals to deliver training to early career researchers and PhD students at the point of submission relevant to the theme of evidence synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making, developed and delivered in collaboration with the users of NERC research.

Policy internships

Closing date: 4 May

3 Apr 2017

The Research Councils UK invite applications from influential policy organisations to join the RCUK Policy Internship Scheme in the capacity of a hosting partner for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 competitions.

Regional Impact from Science of the Environment - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 21 Sep

31 Mar 2017

NERC invites research organisations with a strong and substantial portfolio of NERC funded research to apply through RISE calls for a five-year programme of activity. This was previously advertised as the Environmental Science Impact Programme (ESIP).

NERC Demand Management Review 2015-17

29 Mar 2017

NERC publishes a review of the impact of the demand management measures for standard grants.