Funding contacts

Administration of research grants, fellowships and training grants

From 1 April 2015, NERC is resuming responsibility for pre-award processing of proposals for research grants, fellowships and training grants. For all grant specific pre award (including peer review) and general funding policy enquiries, please contact the appropriate NERC teams below.

The UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) - formerly the RCUK Shared Services Centre (SSC) - is still responsible for some stages of the grant lifecycle on NERC's behalf.

For any enquiries related to Je-S registration, submitting proposals through Je-S and any other Je-S functionality (eg maintenance requests), please contact:

Requests for changes to current NERC grants should be made through the Je-S system. For queries on maintenance and updates to existing grants (research grants, fellowships and training grants), please contact:

Enquiries related to individual studentships funded on NERC grants should be sent to , not UK SBS.

NERC Grants Team contacts

For advice on any aspect of pre award processing and peer review of NERC proposals, NERC funding awards policy, or to make a complaint concerning research grants, training awards, fellowships and peer review, please send your query in an email to the following NERC teams:

Research grants

Enquiries about research grants should be sent to

For urgent queries, please contact:
Andrew Richardson
01793 411526

Erica Fowers
01793 411612

 

Peer Review College

Enquiries about NERC's Peer Review College should be sent to

For urgent queries, please contact:
Emma Devine
01793 411792
Or
Andy Adams
01793 442503

Fellowships

Enquiries about fellowships should be sent to

For urgent queries, please contact:
David Roberts
01793 442644

Studentships

Enquiries about studentships and training awards should be sent to

For urgent queries, please contact:
Andy Lloyd
01793 442629

 

Remit queries

Applicants are encouraged to consult with NERC at an early stage, if they are not sure whether their proposed research fits the NERC remit. An outline of the proposed research (up to two pages, including summary and objectives - form available) can be sent to .

If NERC thinks the proposal may have multi-disciplinary cross-council elements, we will forward the outline to other research councils as appropriate, unless requested not to by the applicant.

NERC science area contacts

Atmospheric science

Head of discipline:
Ned Garnett
01793 442543

Programme manager:
Simon Howe
01793 418015

Earth science (including Science-based Archaeology)

Head of discipline:
Ruth Kelman
01793 411558

Programme manager (general Earth science queries):
Nicola Lewis
01793 411739

Programme manager (energy enquiries):
Julie Goulding
01793 411540

Earth observation

Head of discipline:
Simon Kerley
01793 411797

Freshwater science

Head of discipline:
Ruth Kelman
01793 411558

Programme manager:
Daniel Knight
01793 411672

Marine science

Head of discipline:
Mike Webb
01793 411520

Programme manager:
Rachel Leader
01793 411595

Polar science

Head of discipline:
Ned Garnett
01793 442543

Programme manager:
Lisa Hole
01793 444077

Terrestrial science

Head of discipline:
Simon Kerley
01793 411797

Programme manager:
Lucy Hopewell
01793 411920