Funding news and calls


International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2013

Closing date: 17 Oct

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

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

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.