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MOSAiC - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 31 Jan
2018

15 Aug 2017

Proposals are invited under a new research programme which will provide the opportunity for participation in the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) initiative.

Research grant eligibility

14 Aug 2017

The eligibility for New Investigators has been updated from three to five years of applicants first becoming eligible for NERC funding as a Principal Investigator. This applies from the January 2018 closing date.

Update on NERC strategic programme areas

8 Aug 2017

Announcing the outcome of the Science Board's consideration of two potential strategic programme areas (SPAs) at their July meeting.

RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Innovation Fellowships

Closing date: 19 Sep
2017

7 Aug 2017

NERC invites proposals for research fellowship awards of up to three and a half years in duration aligned with the objectives of the industrial strategy.

RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Mobility Fellowships

Closing date: 19 Sep
2017

7 Aug 2017

NERC invites proposals for mobility fellowship awards of between 6-12 months in duration aligned with the objectives of the industrial strategy.

UK-India AMR Initiative – Expressions of Interest for sandpit

Closing date: 11 Sep
2017

4 Aug 2017

The UK research councils and the Department of Biotechnology in India are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance sandpit.

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) Phase 3 stakeholder survey now open

Closing date: 15 Sep
2017

4 Aug 2017

A stakeholder survey is now open to receive feedback on the third phase of UKERC.

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) Sandpit 2017

Closing date: 11 Sep
2017

3 Aug 2017

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invite applications to participate in an interactive strategic workshop (sandpit) to be held 24-26 October 2017. Location to be confirmed.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment

Closing date: 27 Sep
2017

26 Jul 2017

NERC is inviting outline proposals for research under a new NERC funded programme on Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment.

Global Challenges Research Fund workshop - Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science

Closing date: 14 Aug
2017

25 Jul 2017

NERC is inviting applications from academics, international development practitioners, beneficiaries and users across a range of disciplines to attend a workshop on Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science in London on 4-5 September 2017.

Pre-call announcement: UK-India AMR Initiative

20 Jul 2017

The Research Councils UK together with the Indian Department for Biotechnology are pleased to pre-announce a joint initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance funded by the Newton Fund.

RCUK-CIAT Newton-Caldas Fund Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems Programme - Project scoping workshop

Closing date: 6 Sep
2017

17 Jul 2017

NERC, together with the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), are pleased to announce a new UK-Colombia programme in sustainable tropical agricultural systems supported by the Newton-Caldas Fund.

NERC Data Management Online Training Portal

Closing date: 12 Sep
2017

14 Jul 2017

NERC invites proposals to develop an online training portal offering training in data management relevant to its remit and aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy.

2017 NERC Industrial Strategy Training Courses

Closing date: 12 Sep
2017

13 Jul 2017

NERC invites proposals for courses to deliver training in topics relevant to its remit and aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy.

Joint NERC-ESRC call on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes

5 Jul 2017

NERC and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are investing £8 million in a research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes.

Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 26 Sep
2017

3 Jul 2017

NERC, the Department for International Development and the Economic & Social Research Council invite proposals to address the topic building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments.

Satellite Applications Catapult KE Fellow call

Closing date: 12 Sep
2017

29 Jun 2017

NERC, in partnership with the Satellite Applications Catapult, is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that consider the role of satellite applications and services in addressing environmental issues and challenges faced by urban leaders, government organisations, planners or businesses, in towns and cities.

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia - Networking workshop

Closing date: 18 Jul
2017

26 Jun 2017

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards programmes in Jakarta on 10-11 October 2017.

Marine Sensors Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Aug
2017

20 Jun 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a new jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) that will deliver 'proof of concept' biogeochemical and biological sensors projects for autonomous observations in the marine and aquatic environment.

Policy internships

Closing date: 10 Aug
2017

19 Jun 2017

The RCUK Policy Internships Scheme provides an opportunity for NERC-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential organisations relevant to UK policy.

Engaging environments - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 25 Jul
2017

24 May 2017

NERC is inviting proposals under this programme for public engagement consortium and capacity-building projects.

Antimicrobial Resistance in a Global Context call

Closing date: 11 Jul
2017

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
2017

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

Closing date: 14 Sep
2017

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.