Funding news and calls


Innovation Follow-on Call: Enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 12 Jul

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

Closing date: 14 Sep

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.

Innovation placements

Closing date: 29 Jun

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

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.

Regional Impact from Science of the Environment - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 21 Sep

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

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

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.