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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.

Policy internships

Closing date: 1 Sep
2016

4 Jul 2016

The RCUK Policy Internships Scheme provides an opportunity for NERC-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential organisations relevant to UK policy.

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.