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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
2018

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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.

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.