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Announcement of Opportunity: Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources

Closing date: 24 Oct
2017

21 Sep 2017

NERC and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are inviting research proposals under the Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources call.

Global Challenges Research Fund workshop outcomes

19 Sep 2017

View the workshop booklet and copies of the speakers' presentations from this month's NERC GCRF community engagement workshop titled 'Sustainable Development Goal interactions: The role of environment science'.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants (outline bids)

Closing date: 21 Nov
2017

13 Sep 2017

Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Nov
2017

4 Sep 2017

Proposals are invited for a new £8 million research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes - Town hall meeting

Closing date: 20 Sep
2017

4 Sep 2017

A town hall meeting is to be held in October 2017 to provide a forum for discussion of the science challenges and possible approaches to undertaking the research and provide an opportunity to broker potential collaborations and partnerships.

UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative - Expressions of interest for workshop

Closing date: 19 Sep
2017

1 Sep 2017

The Research Councils UK are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in a joint workshop (20-24 November 2017, Shanghai) to explore opportunities for UK-China collaboration in the area of antibacterial resistance.

2017 Deep Volatiles programme fall meeting

21 Aug 2017

The next programme meeting is taking place in Puerto da la Cruz, Tenerife. Over 70 delegates from all over the UK, Europe and the USA will be attending.

MOSAiC - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 31 Jan
2018

15 Aug 2017

Proposals are invited under a new research programme which will provide the opportunity for participation in the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) initiative.

Update on NERC strategic programme areas

8 Aug 2017

Announcing the outcome of the Science Board's consideration of two potential strategic programme areas (SPAs) at their July meeting.

UK-India AMR Initiative – Expressions of Interest for sandpit

Closing date: 11 Sep
2017

4 Aug 2017

The UK research councils and the Department of Biotechnology in India are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance sandpit.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment

Closing date: 27 Sep
2017

26 Jul 2017

NERC is inviting outline proposals for research under a new NERC funded programme on Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment.

Pre-call announcement: UK-India AMR Initiative

20 Jul 2017

The Research Councils UK together with the Indian Department for Biotechnology are pleased to pre-announce a joint initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance funded by the Newton Fund.

Changing Arctic Ocean: First science meeting

Closing date: 5 Sep
2017

13 Jul 2017

A first science meeting for the Changing Arctic Ocean programme is being held at the Glasgow Science Centre on 28-29 September 2017.

Marine Sensors Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Aug
2017

20 Jun 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a new jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) that will deliver 'proof of concept' biogeochemical and biological sensors projects for autonomous observations in the marine and aquatic environment.

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

Closing date: 15 May
2017

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 - Announcement of Opportunity second call

Closing date: 14 Sep
2017

20 Apr 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and Germany on Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry.

£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
2017

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
2016

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
2017

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
2017

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.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for enhancing resilience of UK peatlands

Closing date: 23 Mar
2017

7 Mar 2017

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on enhancing resilience of UK peatlands.