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.
NERC invites placements who will work within a host organisation, on a specified project or one of their choosing, which is organised independently of NERC. Researchers, at any career stage, (including PhD students who are at least in their second year of research) who can demonstrate how NERC funded research could be used to make a real difference to non-academic organisations are eligible.
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.
Outline proposal: 15 June 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.