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NERC scopes new areas for strategic research

16 Feb 2018

NERC will scope three new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change

Closing date: 15 Mar
2018

8 Feb 2018

Proposals are invited under the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme.

Radioactivity & the Environment Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Closing date: 17 Apr
2018

2 Feb 2018

NERC, the Environment Agency and Radioactive Waste Management wish to appoint a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow for the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme. This is an exciting opportunity to become a NERC KE Fellow focused on gaining impact from the excellent science outputs from the RATE programme.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants - Full proposal stage

Closing date: 10 Apr
2018

25 Jan 2018

Full proposals are invited for the Catalyst call as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience programme funded by the Department for International Development and NERC. The call is only open to applicants who were successful at the Outline Bid stage.

Announcement of Opportunity: National capability services & facilities commissioning - isotope and radiocarbon facility

Closing date: 26 Jul
2018

16 Jan 2018

NERC is inviting eligible UK higher education institutions, NERC research centres and independent research organisations to apply to the second round of services and facilities commissioning.

Call for applicants to attend the Global Food Security programme Policy Lab

Closing date: 19 Feb
2018

11 Jan 2018

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: China phase 2

Closing date: 25 Apr
2018

8 Jan 2018

Proposals are invited for the second phase of the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health (APHH) China programme. NERC and MRC (with a budget from the Newton Fund) will support UK researchers to work with Chinese collaborators to deliver additional targeted research to exploit and enhance the measurements collected through the programme and with stakeholders to ensure better and wider utility and impact of the research.

Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards workshop

Closing date: 26 Jan
2018

19 Dec 2017

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Perú (CONCYTEC) in Lima on 19-20 March 2018 on Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards.

Wallacea Region – Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change - Networking workshop

Closing date: 9 Jan
2018

14 Dec 2017

NERC invites applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme, which NERC has developed with its partner funding agency in Indonesia.

About Drought Showcase

Closing date: 2 Mar
2018

14 Dec 2017

The About Drought Showcase presents a major opportunity to discover more about the outputs emerging from the £12 million five-year research council-funded UK Droughts & Water Scarcity programme. The showcase will be held in Birmingham on 14 March 2018.

Marine Ecosystem - Annual science meeting 2017

11 Dec 2017

Annual science meeting 2017 was held in Sheffield 10-12 October 2017.

Highlight topics - fourth round

Closing date: 23 Jan
2018

30 Nov 2017

NERC invites proposals for the fourth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment - Full proposal

Closing date: 10 Jan
2018

15 Nov 2017

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

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Gap Filling Fund

Closing date: 25 Jan
2018

9 Nov 2017

Full proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Call for evidence: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative

Closing date: 4 Dec
2017

3 Nov 2017

NERC is seeking input from the community to articulate the key knowledge gaps and evidence needs pertaining to a set of future environmental policy and practice challenges in light of the UK leaving the EU.

India - UK Water Quality: Announcement of awards

1 Nov 2017

India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), NERC and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the outcomes of the India-UK Water Quality Programme call for proposals.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems moderating panel: panel membership

17 Oct 2017

The MIAOS moderating panel will consider applications made to the call that closed on 28 June 2017, and meet on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia

Closing date: 4 Dec
2017

9 Oct 2017

Proposals are invited to five research programmes to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Thailand.

NERC announces the Hydro-JULES programme

5 Oct 2017

NERC has announced a major five-year investment in national capability, to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to, and in collaboration with, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) model.

2017 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 30 Oct
2017

5 Oct 2017

The UK International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) 2017 general conference will be held on the 3 November 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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: 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.

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.