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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

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.

Engaging environments - Announcement of opportunity

Closing date: 25 Jul
2017

20 Apr 2017

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

Innovation placements

Closing date: 29 Jun
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jun
2017

28 Mar 2017

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on improving understanding of shelf sea ecosystem function using integrated autonomous observing systems.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity June 2017

Closing date: 6 Jun
2017

21 Mar 2017

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF). The IOF scheme provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded science.

GeoBus for the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme

16 Mar 2017

NERC is funding 'GeoBus' to support the engagement of industry and the public with the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme.

Third round of funded highlight topic projects announced

14 Mar 2017

NERC is pleased to announce the third set of projects funded under the highlight topics route - one of our ways of funding strategic research.

New cut-off for ideas for strategic research

13 Mar 2017

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.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Closing date: 27 Mar
2017

10 Mar 2017

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for enhancing resilience of UK peatlands

Closing date: 23 Mar
2017

7 Mar 2017

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on enhancing resilience of UK peatlands.

Insurance KE Fellow call

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

7 Mar 2017

NERC wish to appoint a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow to foster collaborations between the (re)insurance industry and academia, to accelerate the uptake and impact of environmental science within the sector.

Cabinet Office High Level Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

6 Mar 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.

Innovative monitoring approaches call brokerage events

Closing date: 24 Mar
2017

28 Feb 2017

NERC invites applicants to participate in one of two interactive brokerage events to learn more about the innovative monitoring approaches funding call and to network and develop ideas for related innovation projects.

Satellite Applications Catapult KE Fellow call

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

28 Feb 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.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions KE Fellow call

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

20 Feb 2017

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) wish to appoint a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow for the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards (IRNH) in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions research programme.

Evidence of training priority

Closing date: 12 Apr
2017

20 Feb 2017

NERC is inviting submissions from its community providing evidence of areas of training need. This information will inform postgraduate training investment.

Innovative monitoring approaches for infrastructure, oil & gas and offshore renewable energy funding call

Closing date: 15 Jun
2017

17 Feb 2017

NERC is inviting proposals for innovation projects focused on developing innovative monitoring approaches for the infrastructure, oil & gas and offshore renewable energy sectors.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research

16 Feb 2017

NERC will scope two new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2017.

Announcement of Opportunity: India-UK Water Quality

Closing date: 30 Mar
2017

16 Feb 2017

NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) jointly invite proposals to a new three-year research programme to improve water quality.

Centre for Doctoral Training 2017 call

Closing date: 19 Jul
2017

8 Feb 2017

NERC is inviting outline proposals by 12 April 2017 for a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) specialising in one of two priority areas.

Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation funding call - Announcement of opportunity

Closing date: 3 May
2017

2 Feb 2017

The third funding call under ERIIP, NERC are encouraging proposals that address the challenges of ERIIP members as well as fill gaps in the portfolio of themes, hazards and sectors within the scope of the programme.

Green Infrastructure (Urban) KE Fellow call

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

18 Jan 2017

NERC is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure for planners in building it into investment decisions for developments in urban areas.

Joint UK-China Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) call

Closing date: 10 Feb
2017

4 Jan 2017

Expressions of interest applications are invited to the second of three calls planned under the 'UK-China Joint Programme in Low Carbon Innovation' MOU between EPSRC and NSFC.

UK-Colombia networking workshop 2017

Closing date: 13 Jan
2017

21 Dec 2016

NERC and AHRC, jointly with the Colombian Administrative Department of Science Technology & Innovation, expect to issue a joint call for research proposals in spring 2017.

Valuing Nature Placement Scheme 2017

Closing date: 30 Jan
2017

19 Dec 2016

Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £130,000 is available to support the placements.

Valuing Nature Business Impact School 2017

Closing date: 19 Jan
2017

19 Dec 2016

Our second Business Impact School will be held in London from 7-9 March 2017. The School aims to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact.

Global Food Security - Policy Lab for early career researchers on multi-functional landscapes

Closing date: 10 Feb
2017

16 Dec 2016

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on multi-functional landscapes.

Call for Open Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships

Closing date: 27 Apr
2017

15 Dec 2016

NERC wishes to award up to four 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.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management - Outline bids

Closing date: 21 Feb
2017

12 Dec 2016

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: The Future of Thwaites Glacier & its Contribution to Sea-level Rise

Closing date: 1 Mar
2017

21 Oct 2016

Proposals are invited under a new research programme - The Future of Thwaites Glacier & its Contribution to Sea-level Rise.

Announcement of Opportunity: RoSES

Closing date: 15 Dec
2016

7 Oct 2016

Proposals are invited under a new research programme - Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES).

Joint UK-China offshore renewables energy (ORE) systems workshop

Closing date: 26 Oct
2016

3 Oct 2016

The RCUK Energy Programme is inviting Expressions of Interest to attend a two day workshop on 10-11 November 2016, in London, to engage in discussion, to identify research challenges and to initiate new collaborative working partnerships between UK and Chinese academics working in the area of offshore renewable energy.

The Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) - Workshop

Closing date: 6 Oct
2016

27 Sep 2016

A workshop will be held to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will take full advantage of potential collaborative opportunities.

Funding for international collaborations

20 Sep 2016

NERC and the US's National Science Foundation are pleased to announce the continuation of their Lead Agency Agreement.

Announcement of Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere

Closing date: 10 Nov
2016

16 Sep 2016

NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, BEIS, the Met Office and STFC are inviting research proposals for a new four-year research programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere.

Announcement of Opportunity: Marine sensor development capital call

Closing date: 22 Nov
2016

8 Sep 2016

NERC is investing £15m for Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) and sensor development which will ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of global marine science and technological innovation.

Engaging the UK public with the big issues of environmental science

Closing date: 3 Nov
2016

5 Sep 2016

NERC is inviting proposals under the public engagement programme for projects that aim to engage the UK public with big issues of environmental science.

NERC and RSE Enterprise Fellowships

Closing date: 23 Nov
2016

1 Sep 2016

NERC and the RSE welcome applications for one year fellowships to enable promising environmental science researchers to grow into successful entrepreneurs.

RCUK welcomes HM Treasury statement on continuity of funding under Horizon 2020

15 Aug 2016

Research Councils UK welcomes the statement made by HM Treasury on continuity of funding for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, published on 13 August.

Water quality in India - Scoping workshop

Closing date: 16 Sep
2016

11 Aug 2016

NERC and EPSRC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop with the Indian Department of Science & Technology, in Delhi on 17-18 November 2016.

Global Food Security - Resilience of the UK food system in a global context : Second call

Closing date: 10 Nov
2016

28 Jul 2016

The Global Food Security programme is pleased to announce the second call of its research programme 'Resilience of the UK food system in a global context'.

Call for members

Closing date: 15 Aug
2016

15 Jul 2016

NERC is recruiting for Peer Review College members, core panel members and panel chairs to refresh its current membership and support its peer review processes.

Leadership training bursaries for NERC fellows

Closing date: 2 Sep
2016

7 Jul 2016

NERC welcomes applications from its research and KE fellows to a pilot scheme offering training bursaries to support participation in leadership skills training courses.

Highlight topics - third round

Closing date: 29 Sep
2016

7 Jul 2016

NERC invites proposals for the third round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research. Highlight topics focus strategic research on defined subject areas, and will be delivered through independent projects.

Discovery science panels

1 Jul 2016

The closing date for the July standard grant call is now 16:00 on 21 July 2016 and the proposals will be assessed by one of three moderating panels.

Understanding the Pathways to and Impacts of a 1.5°C Rise in Global Temperature: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 18 Aug
2016

1 Jul 2016

NERC and DECC are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme that aims to undertake research to address the novel national and international research needs arising from the Paris Agreement.

Marine sensor development capital call - Pre-announcement and additional information

27 Jun 2016

NERC would like to announce indicative key dates for a capital call in marine sensor development.

Marine sensor development capital call - Information workshop

Closing date: 31 Aug
2016

27 Jun 2016

Individuals interested in submitting a proposal to this call are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop in Southampton on 16 September 2016, which will provide an opportunity to develop collaborations with other scientists and discuss sensor integration with NOC technicians.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Small grants

Closing date: 9 Aug
2016

15 Jun 2016

NERC is inviting proposals under the Soil Security programme for research projects costing between £150,000 and £250,000 (80% full economic cost), and of up to 24 months' duration.

Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 6 Sep
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, AHRC & ESRC invite proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience to environmental hazards in developing countries. All proposals are expected to take an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together environmental science with social science and arts and humanities.

Towards a Sustainable Earth: The environment-human landscape - Pre-announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Jun
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, ESRC and The Rockefeller Foundation are announcing an opportunity to develop a view of past and current research and innovation relating to the policy landscape surrounding the UN Global Goals.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on improving understanding of shelf sea ecosystem function using integrated autonomous observing systems.

BETR Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 27 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are inviting proposals to the Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience (BETR) strategic research programme.

Global Food Security - Resilience of the UK food system in a global context

Closing date: 23 Jun
2016

18 May 2016

Global Food Security on behalf of the Food System Resilience programme funders is inviting applications for a programme co-ordinator to lead, manage and coordinate the programme activities.

Decision making under uncertainty - Town meeting

Closing date: 6 May
2016

28 Apr 2016

EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC and NERC invite applications to attend a town meeting on 24 May 2016 in London which aims to initiate the building of a multidisciplinary community focused on decision making under uncertainty.

Newton Amazon announcement

14 Apr 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed to support two projects under the joint NERC-FAPESP programme 'Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources'.

Greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere

Closing date: 11 Apr
2016

23 Mar 2016

NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, STFC, AHRC, BBSRC, DECC and the Met Office are inviting applications from researchers, industry representatives and policymakers to attend a one-day workshop in London on 28 April 2016 to contribute ideas which will be used to inform a programme of research.

Improving Health with Environmental Data call - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 12 Jul
2016

16 Mar 2016

NERC, MRC and Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office invite applications to attend a brokerage event for the call 'Improving Health with Environmental Data', following which attendees will be invited to submit proposals for feasibility studies.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2016 grants

Closing date: 17 May
2016

9 Mar 2016

The ESPA-2016 Grants call is for research synthesis projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points

Closing date: 5 May
2016

8 Mar 2016

NERC announces a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity May 2016

Closing date: 19 May
2016

29 Feb 2016

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

UK Aquaculture Initiative: Innovation Projects call

Closing date: 26 Apr
2016

26 Feb 2016

NERC and Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council are inviting proposals for innovation projects to the UK Aquaculture Initiative.

UK Aquaculture Initiative: Networks call

Closing date: 12 Jul
2016

26 Feb 2016

NERC and Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council are inviting proposals for Networks in aquaculture.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystems for sustainable resource exploitation in the deep ocean scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme

Announcement of opportunity: Southern Ocean's role in the Earth system scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme

Announcement of Opportunity: Subsurface-Surface Coupled Processes Associated with UK Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme.

Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme (CASS)

Closing date: 29 Feb
2016

9 Feb 2016

Applications are invited for the Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme (CASS) for Antarctic fieldwork to be conducted during the 2016-17 season.

International Opportunities Fund - Important changes effective from 2016

1 Feb 2016

Following an internal review in 2015, NERC is introducing a number of important changes to the International Opportunities Fund scheme, effective from 2016.

El Niño Announcement of opportunity: Research grants

Closing date: 18 Feb
2016

19 Jan 2016

Proposals are invited for a new £4 million collaborative research programme on Understanding the Impacts of the Current El Niño Event.

NERC - CONICYT initiative

7 Jan 2016

Three UK-Chile research consortia have been awarded funding in the first joint call to be held between NERC and the Chilean funding agency, CONICYT.

Technology Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 17 Feb
2016

18 Dec 2015

NERC invites applications to the fourth grants round on the Technology Proof of Concept programme.

Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity: Outline proposals

Closing date: 8 Dec
2015

26 Oct 2015

Outline proposals are invited under a new research programme - The Changing Arctic Ocean: Implication for marine biology & biogeochemistry.

Changing Arctic Ocean Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 30 Oct
2015

26 Oct 2015

A workshop will be held on the 5 November 2015 in order to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will effectively use the planned programme cruises and maximise collaboration opportunities.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

22 Oct 2015

Research Grant full proposals from successful outline applicants are invited for the AMR in the Real World programme, funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC and with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: Initial proposals

Closing date: 10 Dec
2015

21 Sep 2015

Initial proposals are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and ESSO-MoES and DBT in India.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015 - Full proposals

Closing date: 7 Jan
2016

15 Sep 2015

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

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Research fellowship awards

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

15 Sep 2015

NERC and the Scottish Government are inviting proposals for fellowship awards of up to three years' duration.

Sustainable Gas Futures: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 10 Nov
2015

11 Sep 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Sustainable Gas Futures' call.

Call for science ideas: Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project

Closing date: 30 Oct
2015

7 Sep 2015

NERC invites the UK science community to submit ideas for the science capability and capacity requirements of the Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of Opportunity: Pump Priming Grants

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

24 Aug 2015

Pump Priming Grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services in India - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 7 Sep
2015

5 Aug 2015

NERC and India's Earth System Science Organisation - Ministry of Earth Sciences jointly invite proposals for research on sustaining water resources for food, energy & ecosystem services in India.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World – Announcement of Opportunity: Research Grant Outlines

Closing date: 6 Oct
2015

4 Aug 2015

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2015

Closing date: 24 Sep
2015

30 Jul 2015

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

Joint US-UK workshop on Improving Understanding of Potential Environmental Impacts Associated with Unconventional Hydrocarbons

Closing date: 9 Sep
2015

15 Jul 2015

NERC and the United States National Science Foundation, along with the Environment Sustainability and Energy Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop.

Announcement of opportunity: Highlight topics - second round

Closing date: 8 Oct
2015

14 Jul 2015

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

Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding the Value of the Natural Environment for Improving Human Health & Wellbeing

Closing date: 22 Sep
2015

9 Jul 2015

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council, are announcing a major new joint investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015

Closing date: 1 Sep
2015

8 Jul 2015

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 and NERC.

Valuing Nature - Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call workshop

30 Jun 2015

To support the Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call the Valuing Nature programme coordination team are running an event on 14 July 2015 at Austin Court in Birmingham from 10:30 to 16:00.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China – Guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 20 Aug
2015

26 Jun 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China programme, funded by NERC, ESRC and NSFC.

Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 2 Sep
2015

12 Jun 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) invited research proposals under the 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This is now closed.

Joint Programme on Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jul
2015

18 May 2015

NERC and the Met Office are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme - Understanding and Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards In Earthquake-prone regions in China, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jun
2015

21 Apr 2015

Expression of interest applications are invited for the IRNHiC programme, funded by NERC and ESRC in the UK (supported by the Newton Fund) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group SPARK Plus awards

27 Mar 2015

NERC and Innovate UK are pleased to announce that the call for SPARK Plus Awards has been published through the joint Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group.

Pre-announcement: Joint NERC / AHRC / ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health and Wellbeing

27 Mar 2015

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council are planning a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 7 May
2015

25 Mar 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity April 2015

Closing date: 30 Apr
2015

6 Mar 2015

NERC is inviting proposals to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: India workshop

Closing date: 16 Mar
2015

13 Feb 2015

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop in Delhi, India.

NERC introduces demand management measures for standard grants

3 Feb 2015

NERC is implementing new measures designed to raise discovery science standard grant success rates.

CZO Announcement of Opportunity: A UK China Collaboration

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

26 Jan 2015

Applicants submitting expressions of interest for this programme are advised to consider making provisional preparations to attend the workshop in Nanjing, China in April 2015, should their application be successful.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

6 Jan 2015

Expression of Interest applications are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

Sustainable Gas Futures Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 13 Jan
2015

22 Dec 2014

NERC invites applications from UK scientists and industry representatives to attend a jointly organised workshop with FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil on 25-27 February 2015.

NERC Summer of Science - Public engagement for NERC's 50th anniversary

Closing date: 26 Jan
2015

22 Dec 2014

To mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, NERC will be supporting a series of events and activities to engage the public with its research.

Handbooks, guidance and forms

27 Nov 2014

A new version of the NERC research grants and fellowships handbook has been published.

Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales - Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 15 Dec
2014

21 Nov 2014

Applications are invited to attend a one-day workshop, on 2 February 2015, to develop a programme of research.

Announcement of Opportunity: Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards - UK / China workshop

Closing date: 16 Oct
2014

7 Oct 2014

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Chengdu on 19-22 November 2014.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 23 Oct
2014

23 Sep 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) 2014 Regional Consortium Grants Call funded by DFID and NERC. 

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

Closing date: 29 Oct
2014

12 Sep 2014

Opportunities will open on 17 September for applications for Directed KE Fellowships to work on a topic or with a business sector that has been determined by the NERC community.

Policy Placement Scheme

Closing date: 14 Oct
2014

4 Sep 2014

NERC and the Environment Agency are seeking to appoint three policy placement fellows, to start in December 2014.

Alan Turing Institute

Closing date: 30 Oct
2014

11 Aug 2014

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council is calling for expressions of interest from UK universities to join a consortium to establish an internationally-recognised institute to lead in research, education and knowledge transfer in the data sciences: the Alan Turing Institute.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2014

Closing date: 25 Sep
2014

8 Aug 2014

Proposals are invited for the 2014 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways - Consortia awards

Closing date: 2 Oct
2014

21 Jul 2014

NERC invites proposals for consortium projects for the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways.

Security of Supply of Mineral Resources - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 17 Jul
2014

23 May 2014

NERC invites SoS Mineral Resources catalyst grant holders to submit proposals for large grants of up to four years' duration.

Valuing Natural Capital - Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 16 Jun
2014

21 May 2014

NERC are seeking participants for a strategic ideas brokerage workshop on 21-22 July 2014. £1·9m has been allocated to fund the research arising from the workshop and subsequent call.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Nature programme discipline-hopping fellowships

Closing date: 14 Aug
2014

13 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers wishing to develop their research expertise in a different discipline.

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

Closing date: 2 Jun
2014

9 May 2014

NERC and the Medical Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop.

CASE studentships

Closing date: 10 Jul
2014

6 May 2014

The 2014 NERC Industrial CASE Studentship Competition is now open. NERC, BBSRC, MRC, STFC and AHRC are now working together on Industrial CASE Studentships, with a common closing date for all competitions.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Consortia awards

Closing date: 30 Jul
2014

2 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC is inviting proposals for consortia projects requesting funds between £1m and £2.5m (80% FEC), and of up to three years' duration.

Omics Announcement of Opportunity: NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics

Closing date: 1 Oct
2014

2 May 2014

NERC invites applications for NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics to deliver part of the Omics research programme. 

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014

Closing date: 15 Jul
2014

1 May 2014

Outline proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Global Climate Model Development for Africa 2014

Closing date: 5 Aug
2014

1 May 2014

Full proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC. Notification of intent is required by 2 June 2014.

Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

Closing date: 26 Jun
2014

14 Apr 2014

The ZELS programme invites proposals from consortia led by successful ZELS Research Partnership Grants (RPGs) grant-holders (ie PIs or Co-Is).

Announcement of Opportunity: UPGro Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 19 Jun
2014

3 Apr 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa (UPGro) 2014 Consortium Grants call funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC

UK IODP Announcement of Opportunity: Site Survey Investigations (SSIs)

Closing date: 2 Dec
2014

3 Apr 2014

NERC invites proposals for Site Survey Investigations to maximise impact from the third phase of UK IODP (2013-2018).

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2014

Closing date: 22 Apr
2014

2 Apr 2014

International Opportunities Fund now accepts joint proposals to NERC-FAPESP under the terms of the RCUK/FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding.

New collaborative research programme to support climate change negotiations

4 Mar 2014

A new research programme which will support international climate change negotiations was launched today by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2014 grants

Closing date: 14 May
2014

27 Feb 2014

The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Call for Directed Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships

Closing date: 6 Jan
2014

17 Feb 2014

Applications are invited for Directed KE Fellowships to work on a topic or with a business sector that has been determined by the NERC community.

Radioactivity & the Environment launch event

17 Feb 2014

An event to launch the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme will be held on Thursday 6 March 2014, 12:00 - 16:30.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Programme coordinator

Closing date: 8 Apr
2014

6 Feb 2014

Applications are invited for a Soil Programme Coordinator to lead, manage and coordinate activities within the Soil Security programme.

Environmental Microbiology & Human Health Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Mar
2014

3 Feb 2014

The Environmental Microbiology & Human Health programme is inviting Outline Bids for research in the topics of aquatic microbiology and bioaerosols.

Announcement of Opportunity: UPGro Consortium Grants 2014

Closing date: 3 Mar
2014

15 Jan 2014

Outline proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa (UPGro) research programme funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC.

Public engagement training

10 Dec 2013

Applications for NERC's 'Engaging the public with your research' training course for January, February and March 2014 are currently being accepted. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation Announcement of Opportunity: European Climate

Closing date: 23 Jan
2014

14 Nov 2013

Outline proposals are invited for a new research programme - Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation: European Climate.

Advanced Training Short Courses (ATSC)

13 Nov 2013

Details are available of NERC's new programme of short courses for postgraduate and professional skills development in the environmental sciences.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Knowledge Exchange Grants

Closing date: 14 Jan
2014

30 Oct 2013

The Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme is inviting applications for Knowledge Exchange Grants.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Improving modelling capability

Closing date: 5 Dec
2013

29 Oct 2013

NERC and Defra are inviting applications to improve modelling capability in support of integrated catchment management across the UK.

Solving business problems

Closing date: 13 Nov
2013

21 Oct 2013

NERC and the Technology Strategy Board are investing £4m in feasibility studies which use environmental data to develop new solutions to business problems.

Business, policy and third sector internships in the Marine Renewable Energy sector

Closing date: 28 Nov
2013

16 Oct 2013

The NERC Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme invites applications for internships of up to six months.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2013

Closing date: 17 Oct
2013

9 Aug 2013

Proposals are invited for the 2013 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group: Industry Roadmap report

25 Jul 2013

The UK has significant academic expertise, which could help increase industry capacity to culture and extract products from algae in an economic and environmentally sustainable manner.

Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group: Conference presentations

25 Jul 2013

Algae talks led by the Director and the Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group are now available to watch online.

Belmont Forum and FACCE-JPI Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Sep
2013

17 Jul 2013

Proposals are invited to this joint funding call between the Belmont Forum and the Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI), on the theme of Food Security & Land-use Change.

Doctoral training partnerships (DTPs)

28 Jun 2013

The Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) assessment panel will be held on 24-25 September 2013. The panel membership has now been confirmed.

Funding to help understand soil's key role in Global Food Security

12 Jun 2013

Funders have joined forces to offer £4·5m for research into soil ecosystems and their impact on agriculture and food production.

Environmental Big Data Capital

Closing date: 28 Jun
2013

7 Jun 2013

NERC invites outline proposals which enable the UK research community to exploit environmental data for science and impact.

Research grant eligibility

12 Apr 2013

Changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for principal investigators for New Investigator grants.

Environment YES

26 Mar 2013

The Environment YES competition is now open for 2013. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Skills Review

8 Mar 2013

NERC has published a refreshed and updated report that identifies essential environmental science skills that are in short supply.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshops

21 Feb 2013

This funding call is for workshops which contribute to the goals of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme.

Undergraduate research experience placements

11 Feb 2013

Following a successful three-year pilot, NERC is pleased to announce that the Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme is running for a fourth year.

Oil & gas decommissioning funding call

Closing date: 6 Jun
2016

As part of the Oil & Gas Innovation Programme, NERC invites applicants to participate in a one-day interactive brokerage event on decommissioning and its environmental management, with the ultimate aim of funding up to six research translation projects.