Funding opportunities

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 2016 and 2017.

Current funding calls

Funding call Closing date

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 a full Follow-on Fund grant.

Applications accepted all year

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) - external link
Early career researcher transfers knowledge, technology or skills through a project that is jointly supervised by a company and an academic institute (one-three years).

Applications accepted all year

Future funding calls

Funding call Indicative date call opens

Knowledge Exchange fellowships
Opportunities will be announced for both open and directed fellowships.

December 2016

Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme
The third round of innovation funding for ERIIP - focus and format of call to be confirmed.

January 2017

Oil and Gas Innovation Programme
The next funding call for the Innovation Programme will focus on innovative monitoring techniques.

January/February 2017

Innovation Team