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Centre for Doctoral Training 2018 call

Closing date: 13 Mar

17 Jan 2018

NERC is pleased to confirm co-investment up to £2·2 million through EPSRC's 2018 CDT call in the area of renewable energy in support of CDTs working across the EPSRC / NERC interface.

Announcement of Opportunity: National capability services & facilities commissioning - isotope and radiocarbon facility

Closing date: 26 Jul

16 Jan 2018

NERC is inviting eligible UK higher education institutions, NERC research centres and independent research organisations to apply to the second round of services and facilities commissioning.

Call for applicants to attend the Global Food Security programme Policy Lab

Closing date: 19 Feb

11 Jan 2018

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.

Announcement of Opportunity: Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2)

Closing date: 7 Mar

8 Jan 2018

NERC invites proposals to host and deliver its second phase of investment in Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: China phase 2

Closing date: 25 Apr

8 Jan 2018

Proposals are invited for the second phase of the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health (APHH) China programme. NERC and MRC (with a budget from the Newton Fund) will support UK researchers to work with Chinese collaborators to deliver additional targeted research to exploit and enhance the measurements collected through the programme and with stakeholders to ensure better and wider utility and impact of the research.

Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards workshop

Closing date: 26 Jan

19 Dec 2017

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Perú (CONCYTEC) in Lima on 19-20 March 2018 on Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards.

Wallacea Region – Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change - Networking workshop

Closing date: 9 Jan

14 Dec 2017

NERC invites applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme, which NERC has developed with its partner funding agency in Indonesia.

Cabinet Office High Level Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Closing date: 6 Feb

11 Dec 2017

NERC and the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) of the Cabinet Office are seeking a senior member of the environmental science community to take on a key role linking NERC science with policymaking.

Highlight topics - fourth round

Closing date: 23 Jan

30 Nov 2017

NERC invites proposals for the fourth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.

Announcement of Opportunity: BBSRC-NERC joint call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research & Innovation

20 Nov 2017

The Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and NERC are inviting applications in aquaculture research and research translation.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment - Full proposal

Closing date: 10 Jan

15 Nov 2017

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

Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme (CASS)

Closing date: 5 Mar

13 Nov 2017

Applications are invited for the Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme (CASS) for Antarctic fieldwork to be conducted during the 2018-19 season.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Gap Filling Fund

Closing date: 25 Jan

9 Nov 2017

Full proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Doctoral training partnerships second round funding call (DTP2) - Town hall meeting

Closing date: 1 Dec

7 Nov 2017

NERC invites expressions of interest to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the call for the second round of investment in doctoral training partnerships (DTP2) on 30 January 2018 in London.

Call for evidence: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative

Closing date: 4 Dec

3 Nov 2017

NERC is seeking input from the community to articulate the key knowledge gaps and evidence needs pertaining to a set of future environmental policy and practice challenges in light of the UK leaving the EU.

India - UK Water Quality: Announcement of awards

1 Nov 2017

India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), NERC and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the outcomes of the India-UK Water Quality Programme call for proposals.

UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP): Consortium and network awards

Closing date: 18 Jan

30 Oct 2017

An alliance of UK health departments, research councils and charities are pleased to announce a new funding call to address challenges in the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Commissioning process for DTP2 confirmed

19 Oct 2017

NERC will commission its second round of doctoral training partnership investment (DTP2) through a fully open competitive call, to be launched in January 2018.

Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call

Closing date: 22 Mar

11 Oct 2017

The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia

Closing date: 4 Dec

9 Oct 2017

Proposals are invited to five research programmes to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Thailand.

Announcement of Opportunity: Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources

Closing date: 24 Oct

21 Sep 2017

NERC and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are inviting research proposals under the Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources call.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants (outline bids)

Closing date: 21 Nov

13 Sep 2017

Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Nov

4 Sep 2017

Proposals are invited for a new £8 million research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes.

UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative - Expressions of interest for workshop

Closing date: 19 Sep

1 Sep 2017

The Research Councils UK are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in a joint workshop (20-24 November 2017, Shanghai) to explore opportunities for UK-China collaboration in the area of antibacterial resistance.

Newton Fund Regional Latin America Biodiversity Programme - Researcher Links travel grants and workshops

Closing date: 20 Oct

24 Aug 2017

NERC and the British Council are pleased to announce a new Newton Funded Regional Latin America Programme to understand the role of biodiversity in underpinning ecosystem services and sustainable development.