Funding news and calls
22 Mar 2018
Pre-announcement: NERC will shortly be inviting applications from existing researchers to apply for 3 to 12 month placements based in non-academic organisations. Projects must fall within the NERC remit and must identify clear examples of where environmental research, data and skills can be used to make a difference.
21 Mar 2018
NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research. NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through strategic programme areas and highlight topics.
20 Mar 2018
The RRS Sir David Attenborough launches this year and will enter full operational service in autumn 2020 after a period of sea trials, and science and operational rehearsals.
Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for transforming fractures - exploration of the deep-ocean highways
19 Mar 2018
NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on transforming fractures - exploration of the deep-ocean highways.
14 Mar 2018
NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on Earth system plastics.
Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for reducing uncertainty in climate sensitivity due to clouds
14 Mar 2018
NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on reducing uncertainty in climate sensitivity due to clouds.
12 Mar 2018
NERC is aiming to develop its current and future strategy for environmental omics research. To achieve this, we are holding a community workshop in Birmingham on 2 May 2018, with the support of a focused working group, to provide evidence and advice on the future direction of environmental omics and to provide recommendations on the capability of the community to deliver omics based research.
7 Mar 2018
As the deadline for submitting outcomes to Researchfish® approaches, Professor Stephen Mobbs tells us how this endeavour helps us collectively make the case for continued investment in environmental science.
1 Mar 2018
NERC is launching a new annual scheme, the Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund, to support UK environmental science researchers to establish new collaborations with international partners. This scheme replaces NERC's International Opportunities Fund (IOF).
1 Mar 2018
NERC wishes to award a number of Knowledge Exchange fellowships for those who come forward with a work plan of their own choosing to generate impact from NERC-funded research in their host institution.
19 Feb 2018
We are pleased to invite applications for the NERC 2018 Impact Awards. The awards will celebrate and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society either in the UK or abroad.
16 Feb 2018
NERC will scope three new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2018.
Announcement of Opportunity: Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change
8 Feb 2018
Proposals are invited under the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme.
5 Feb 2018
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) invites proposals for new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to develop the UK's skills in artificial intelligence (AI). Funding to support 10-20 CDTs focused on areas relevant to AI across UKRI's remit is available through this call. The call represents an exciting opportunity for highly multidisciplinary doctoral research training in an area of key importance to the UK.
2 Feb 2018
NERC, the Environment Agency and Radioactive Waste Management wish to appoint a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow for the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme. This is an exciting opportunity to become a NERC KE Fellow focused on gaining impact from the excellent science outputs from the RATE programme.
25 Jan 2018
Full proposals are invited for the Catalyst call as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience programme funded by the Department for International Development and NERC. The call is only open to applicants who were successful at the Outline Bid stage.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
30 Nov 2017
NERC invites proposals for the fourth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.