Research announcements


Announcement of Opportunity: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative (EEF)

Closing date: 15 May

21 Apr 2017

NERC invites applications to join an advisory group that will provide an independent and impartial steer to activities under the Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative (EEF).

Changing Arctic Ocean research programme - Timetable for the second call for proposals

20 Apr 2017

NERC would like to announce the indicative timing of the Changing Arctic Ocean research programme's second, and final, call for proposals.

£8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

20 Apr 2017

New research will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jun

28 Mar 2017

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on improving understanding of shelf sea ecosystem function using integrated autonomous observing systems.

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry final science meeting

Closing date: 17 May

21 Mar 2017

All researchers directly involved in the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme, either through research grant awards, research studentships, SSB cruise participation or SSB programme management, are invited to the final science meeting on 5-6 June 2017 at the University of Winchester.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity June 2017

Closing date: 6 Jun

21 Mar 2017

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF). The IOF scheme provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded science.

GeoBus for the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme

16 Mar 2017

NERC is funding 'GeoBus' to support the engagement of industry and the public with the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme.

Third round of funded highlight topic projects announced

14 Mar 2017

NERC is pleased to announce the third set of projects funded under the highlight topics route - one of our ways of funding strategic research.

New cut-off for ideas for strategic research

13 Mar 2017

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research. NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through strategic programme areas and highlight topics.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Closing date: 27 Mar

10 Mar 2017

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services.