NERC funds a number of schemes to enable researchers to work with partners in business, policy and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), providing access to the latest knowledge and expertise. Each delivers cost-effective research driven by partners' priorities, and creates an opportunity for long-term collaboration with the research base.
To enable NERC researchers and their partners to prepare, these are the calls we currently have confirmed or are very likely to be advertised in 2017.
Current funding calls
Follow-on Fund Pathfinder
Funding to carry out work to develop a greater understanding of the commercial aspects and possibilities of your research for application to any follow-on grants.
Satellite Applications Catapult KE Fellow call
NERC, in partnership with the Satellite Applications Catapult, is inviting Knowledge Exchange 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.
12 September 2017
Regional Impact from Science of the Environment (RISE)
RISE is dedicated to bringing research organisations together with businesses, policy bodies and other actors contributing to economic development specific to their location, to deliver significant regional impact from NERC environmental science.
Outline proposal: 21 September 2017
Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments
NERC invites applications from scientists looking to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement, and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.
26 September 2017
Innovative Monitoring Approaches
NERC invites proposals for innovation projects focused on developing innovative monitoring approaches to tackle industry, policy, regulator or other relevant 'end-user' defined challenges and opportunities within the infrastructure, oil and gas and offshore renewable energy sectors.