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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 - 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 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.

Research outcomes data collection - A vital part of environmental science

7 Mar 2017

The research councils are currently gathering the outcomes of the research we support in universities and institutes, via our annual Researchfish® data collection exercise.

ACSIS - OSNAP - RAPID joint science meeting

Closing date: 20 Aug
2017

6 Mar 2017

A meeting bringing together scientists from three UK programmes and the wider UK science community to explore change and variability in the North Atlantic climate system (atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere) is being held on 19-21 September 2017 at Wolfson College, Oxford.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research

16 Feb 2017

NERC will scope two new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2017.

Announcement of Opportunity: India-UK Water Quality

Closing date: 30 Mar
2017

16 Feb 2017

NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) jointly invite proposals to a new three-year research programme to improve water quality.

Valuing Nature Placement Scheme 2017

Closing date: 30 Jan
2017

19 Dec 2016

Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £130,000 is available to support the placements.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Droughts & Water Scarcity

Closing date: 19 Jan
2017

12 Dec 2016

Proposals are invited for the second phase of funding, known as Work Package 4 (WP4) of the UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Programme funded by NERC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management - Outline bids

Closing date: 21 Feb
2017

12 Dec 2016

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management programme.

UK and Chinese scientists join forces to advance understanding of the evolution of the biosphere

22 Nov 2016

NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are jointly supporting a new strategic research programme Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience.

NERC environmental data centres - Future user needs survey

Closing date: 6 Dec
2016

11 Nov 2016

NERC is inviting users and potential users of its environmental data centres to take part in a survey to help us better understand their requirements for future services.

NERC announces details of the Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems moderating panel

10 Nov 2016

The moderating panel which will consider applications made to the call which closed on 28 July 2016, will meet on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

Announcement of Opportunity: RoSES

Closing date: 15 Dec
2016

7 Oct 2016

Proposals are invited under a new research programme - Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES).

Marine Ecosystem - Annual science meeting 2016

30 Sep 2016

Annual Science meeting will be held in York on 4-6 October 2016.

India-UK Joint Centre on Water Security officially launched

27 Sep 2016

A water security initiative between major India and UK research funding bodies is announced today.

The Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) - Workshop

Closing date: 6 Oct
2016

27 Sep 2016

A workshop will be held to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will take full advantage of potential collaborative opportunities.

Announcement of Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere

Closing date: 10 Nov
2016

16 Sep 2016

NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, BEIS, the Met Office and STFC are inviting research proposals for a new four-year research programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere.

2016 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 10 Oct
2016

17 Aug 2016

The UK IODP team are pleased to announce the 2016 general conference will be held on the 15 November 2016 in London.

RCUK welcomes HM Treasury statement on continuity of funding under Horizon 2020

15 Aug 2016

Research Councils UK welcomes the statement made by HM Treasury on continuity of funding for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, published on 13 August.

Visiting students from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

26 Jul 2016

The Deep Volatiles programme recently played host to three visiting students from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 8 Sep
2016

25 Jul 2016

Full proposals from successful initial applicants are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Indian Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and Ministry of Earth Sciences and Department of Biotechnology in India.

Understanding the Pathways to and Impacts of a 1.5°C Rise in Global Temperature: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 18 Aug
2016

1 Jul 2016

NERC and DECC are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme that aims to undertake research to address the novel national and international research needs arising from the Paris Agreement.

Valuing Nature tipping points call assessment panel: Panel membership

30 Jun 2016

Valuing Nature programme ecosystem stocks and tipping points call: NERC announces details of the assessment panel.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Small grants

Closing date: 9 Aug
2016

15 Jun 2016

NERC is inviting proposals under the Soil Security programme for research projects costing between £150,000 and £250,000 (80% full economic cost), and of up to 24 months' duration.

Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 6 Sep
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, AHRC & ESRC invite proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience to environmental hazards in developing countries. All proposals are expected to take an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together environmental science with social science and arts and humanities.

Towards a Sustainable Earth: The environment-human landscape - Pre-announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Jun
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, ESRC and The Rockefeller Foundation are announcing an opportunity to develop a view of past and current research and innovation relating to the policy landscape surrounding the UN Global Goals.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

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

BETR Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 27 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are inviting proposals to the Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience (BETR) strategic research programme.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of awards

25 May 2016

NERC, together with the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), is investing £6·2 million in projects exploring the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance.

UK and Chinese scientists partner on earthquake research programme

5 May 2016

A research partnership between the UK and China will develop new expertise on increasing resilience to natural disasters.

Highlight topics announcement and ideas cut-off postponed

27 Apr 2016

NERC has decided to delay the announcement of the third round of highlight topics announcement of opportunity

New funded highlight topic projects announced

15 Apr 2016

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

Newton Amazon announcement

14 Apr 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed to support two projects under the joint NERC-FAPESP programme 'Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources'.

Sustainable Gas Futures: One consortium project awarded

11 Apr 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed to support one consortium project.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2016 grants

Closing date: 17 May
2016

9 Mar 2016

The ESPA-2016 Grants call is for research synthesis projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points

Closing date: 5 May
2016

8 Mar 2016

NERC announces a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity May 2016

Closing date: 19 May
2016

29 Feb 2016

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystems for sustainable resource exploitation in the deep ocean scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme

Announcement of opportunity: Southern Ocean's role in the Earth system scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme

Announcement of Opportunity: Subsurface-Surface Coupled Processes Associated with UK Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme.

Valuing Nature programme health & wellbeing call: NERC, AHRC and ESRC announce details of the moderating panel

16 Feb 2016

The moderating panel which will consider applications made to the health and wellbeing call that closed on 22 September 2015 will meet on Friday 26 February 2016.

NERC announces new call for ideas for strategic research

15 Feb 2016

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research

11 Feb 2016

NERC will scope three new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2016.

International Opportunities Fund - Important changes effective from 2016

1 Feb 2016

Following an internal review in 2015, NERC is introducing a number of important changes to the International Opportunities Fund scheme, effective from 2016.

El Niño Announcement of opportunity: Research grants

Closing date: 18 Feb
2016

19 Jan 2016

Proposals are invited for a new £4 million collaborative research programme on Understanding the Impacts of the Current El Niño Event.

CZO - Five funded projects

14 Jan 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have agreed to support five projects.

Technology Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 17 Feb
2016

18 Dec 2015

NERC invites applications to the fourth grants round on the Technology Proof of Concept programme.

Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity: Outline proposals

Closing date: 8 Dec
2015

26 Oct 2015

Outline proposals are invited under a new research programme - The Changing Arctic Ocean: Implication for marine biology & biogeochemistry.

Changing Arctic Ocean Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 30 Oct
2015

26 Oct 2015

A workshop will be held on the 5 November 2015 in order to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will effectively use the planned programme cruises and maximise collaboration opportunities.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

22 Oct 2015

Research Grant full proposals from successful outline applicants are invited for the AMR in the Real World programme, funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC and with potential co-funding from AHRC.

UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry: 2015 annual science meeting

Closing date: 10 Nov
2015

7 Oct 2015

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) were invited to the 2015 annual science meeting on 24-25 November 2015.

Deep Volatiles - First meeting

17 Sep 2015

The first meeting of the Deep Volatiles programme took place on 14-15 September 2015, hosted by the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Oxford.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015 - Full proposals

Closing date: 7 Jan
2016

15 Sep 2015

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

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Research fellowship awards

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

15 Sep 2015

NERC and the Scottish Government are inviting proposals for fellowship awards of up to three years' duration.

Sustainable Gas Futures: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 10 Nov
2015

11 Sep 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Sustainable Gas Futures' call.

Call for science ideas: Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project

Closing date: 30 Oct
2015

7 Sep 2015

NERC invites the UK science community to submit ideas for the science capability and capacity requirements of the Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of Opportunity: Pump Priming Grants

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

24 Aug 2015

Pump Priming Grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World – Announcement of Opportunity: Research Grant Outlines

Closing date: 6 Oct
2015

4 Aug 2015

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World town meeting

Closing date: 27 Aug
2015

4 Aug 2015

NERC is inviting applications to attend a town meeting in central London where attendees can exchange ideas, discuss potential projects and identify collaborators. It is intended primarily for prospective applicants to the programme, but will also be beneficial for potential collaborators and those interested in the programme from the perspective of future engagement.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2015

Closing date: 24 Sep
2015

30 Jul 2015

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

Valuing Nature - Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call workshop

30 Jun 2015

To support the Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call the Valuing Nature programme coordination team are running an event on 14 July 2015 at Austin Court in Birmingham from 10:30 to 16:00.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China – Guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 20 Aug
2015

26 Jun 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China programme, funded by NERC, ESRC and NSFC.

Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 2 Sep
2015

12 Jun 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) invited research proposals under the 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This is now closed.

2015 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 12 Sep
2015

11 Jun 2015

The 2015 UK IODP General Conference will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne on 25 September 2015.

2015 UK IODP Student Conference

Closing date: 12 Sep
2015

11 Jun 2015

The UK IODP Student Conference will take place on 22-24 September 2015 at Deneholme House, Northumberland.

Call for proposals for the EuroScience Open Forum

Closing date: 1 Jun
2015

27 May 2015

The organisers of the 2016 EuroScience Open Forum, supported by RCUK, are seeking proposals for science-based seminars, workshops and debates on research and policy issues, showcasing the potential of science and technology to transform our lives.

Joint Programme on Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jul
2015

18 May 2015

NERC and the Met Office are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme - Understanding and Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales.

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) - DFID/NERC workshop announcement

Closing date: 25 May
2015

15 May 2015

DFID and NERC invite interested parties to a workshop on 4 June 2015 in London; the outputs of this workshop will inform a call for proposals that will be announced under the SHEAR programme in June 2015.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards In Earthquake-prone regions in China, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jun
2015

21 Apr 2015

Expression of interest applications are invited for the IRNHiC programme, funded by NERC and ESRC in the UK (supported by the Newton Fund) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Project coordinator vacancy in Resource Recovery from Waste

Closing date: 27 Apr
2015

27 Mar 2015

Programme Coordination Team based at the University of Leeds are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and self-starting individual who is able to provide programme level leadership and coordination.

Pre-announcement: Joint NERC / AHRC / ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health and Wellbeing

27 Mar 2015

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council are planning a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 7 May
2015

25 Mar 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

Announcement of Opportunity: The Changing Arctic Ocean scoping group

Closing date: 30 Mar
2015

17 Mar 2015

Applications are invited to join a scoping group to develop the science case for a potential new research programme on 'The Changing Arctic Ocean - implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry'.

Biosphere Evolution & Resilience Announcement of Opportunity: China workshop

Closing date: 27 Mar
2015

12 Mar 2015

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Nanjing on 4-6 May 2015 on Biosphere Evolution & Resilience.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity April 2015

Closing date: 30 Apr
2015

6 Mar 2015

NERC is inviting proposals to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: India workshop

Closing date: 16 Mar
2015

13 Feb 2015

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop in Delhi, India.

CZO Announcement of Opportunity: A UK China Collaboration

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

26 Jan 2015

Applicants submitting expressions of interest for this programme are advised to consider making provisional preparations to attend the workshop in Nanjing, China in April 2015, should their application be successful.

RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting 2015

23 Jan 2015

Abstract submission has now closed for the RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting 2015 'Towards a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation via observation modelling and synthesis'.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions

23 Jan 2015

Three-year research grants funded through the Newton Fund will be available to support UK and Chinese natural and social scientists in substantial research collaborations which aim to increase the resilience of communities through reducing risks from multiple natural hazards in earthquake-prone regions in China. A call is expected to open by March 2015.

Belmont Forum funding decision

16 Jan 2015

The Belmont Forum has announced a final funding decision for the call on Food Security and Land Use Change - Type 2 (medium to long-term integrated projects).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

6 Jan 2015

Expression of Interest applications are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

Sustainable Gas Futures Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 13 Jan
2015

22 Dec 2014

NERC invites applications from UK scientists and industry representatives to attend a jointly organised workshop with FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil on 25-27 February 2015.

Workshop to identify NERC marine equipment requirements

Closing date: 12 Jan
2015

1 Dec 2014

A workshop will be held on 15 January 2015 in London to engage the wider scientific community in developing plans for NERC marine equipment requirements over the next ten years.

Applying to use HPC services

1 Dec 2014

If you have been approved for funding and are intending to use ARCHER in 2015-16, please submit your new application or continuation form by 28 February 2015.

Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales - Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 15 Dec
2014

21 Nov 2014

Applications are invited to attend a one-day workshop, on 2 February 2015, to develop a programme of research.

Coordinators for Valuing Nature programme appointed

12 Nov 2014

NERC have appointed the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to coordinate work on the Valuing Nature programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards - UK / China workshop

Closing date: 16 Oct
2014

7 Oct 2014

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Chengdu on 19-22 November 2014.

Belmont Forum: Coastal vulnerability - mid-term project meeting

26 Sep 2014

The mid-term projects meeting for the coastal vulnerability theme was held alongside the Deltas in Times of Change II conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 23 September 2014.

Belmont Forum: Freshwater security - mid-term projects meeting

26 Sep 2014

The mid-term projects meeting for the freshwater security theme will be held alongside AGU in San Francisco, USA, on 13 December 2014.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 23 Oct
2014

23 Sep 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) 2014 Regional Consortium Grants Call funded by DFID and NERC. 

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2014

Closing date: 25 Sep
2014

8 Aug 2014

Proposals are invited for the 2014 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways - Consortia awards

Closing date: 2 Oct
2014

21 Jul 2014

NERC invites proposals for consortium projects for the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways.

Second International Environmental Omics Synthesis conference

Closing date: 28 Jul
2014

9 Jul 2014

Registration is now open for the second International Environmental Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference on omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences.

2014 UK IODP Conference

Closing date: 21 Aug
2014

3 Jul 2014

The 2014 UK IODP Conference will be taking place at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 5 November 2014.

Future Climate for Africa - Frequently asked questions

12 Jun 2014

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents have been published for the two currently open FCFA calls.

NERC scientists invited to take part in large facility requirements survey

Closing date: 16 Jun
2014

30 May 2014

UK researchers have until 16 June to provide their views on the future development of the country's large scale research facilities.

Security of Supply of Mineral Resources - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 17 Jul
2014

23 May 2014

NERC invites SoS Mineral Resources catalyst grant holders to submit proposals for large grants of up to four years' duration.

Valuing Natural Capital - Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 16 Jun
2014

21 May 2014

NERC are seeking participants for a strategic ideas brokerage workshop on 21-22 July 2014. £1·9m has been allocated to fund the research arising from the workshop and subsequent call.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Nature programme discipline-hopping fellowships

Closing date: 14 Aug
2014

13 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers wishing to develop their research expertise in a different discipline.

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

Closing date: 2 Jun
2014

9 May 2014

NERC and the Medical Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Consortia awards

Closing date: 30 Jul
2014

2 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC is inviting proposals for consortia projects requesting funds between £1m and £2.5m (80% FEC), and of up to three years' duration.

Omics Announcement of Opportunity: NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics

Closing date: 1 Oct
2014

2 May 2014

NERC invites applications for NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics to deliver part of the Omics research programme. 

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014

Closing date: 15 Jul
2014

1 May 2014

Outline proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Global Climate Model Development for Africa 2014

Closing date: 5 Aug
2014

1 May 2014

Full proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC. Notification of intent is required by 2 June 2014.

New funding for African climate research

4 Apr 2014

The Department for International Development and Natural Environment Research Council announce a new £20m 5-year research programme 'Future Climate for Africa'.

Announcement of Opportunity: UPGro Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 19 Jun
2014

3 Apr 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa (UPGro) 2014 Consortium Grants call funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC

UK IODP Announcement of Opportunity: Site Survey Investigations (SSIs)

Closing date: 2 Dec
2014

3 Apr 2014

NERC invites proposals for Site Survey Investigations to maximise impact from the third phase of UK IODP (2013-2018).

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2014

Closing date: 22 Apr
2014

2 Apr 2014

International Opportunities Fund now accepts joint proposals to NERC-FAPESP under the terms of the RCUK/FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2014 grants

Closing date: 14 May
2014

27 Feb 2014

The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Radioactivity & the Environment launch event

17 Feb 2014

An event to launch the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme will be held on Thursday 6 March 2014, 12:00 - 16:30.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Programme coordinator

Closing date: 8 Apr
2014

6 Feb 2014

Applications are invited for a Soil Programme Coordinator to lead, manage and coordinate activities within the Soil Security programme.

Environmental Microbiology & Human Health Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Mar
2014

3 Feb 2014

The Environmental Microbiology & Human Health programme is inviting Outline Bids for research in the topics of aquatic microbiology and bioaerosols.

Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation Announcement of Opportunity: European Climate

Closing date: 23 Jan
2014

14 Nov 2013

Outline proposals are invited for a new research programme - Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation: European Climate.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Knowledge Exchange Grants

Closing date: 14 Jan
2014

30 Oct 2013

The Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme is inviting applications for Knowledge Exchange Grants.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Improving modelling capability

Closing date: 5 Dec
2013

29 Oct 2013

NERC and Defra are inviting applications to improve modelling capability in support of integrated catchment management across the UK.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2013

Closing date: 17 Oct
2013

9 Aug 2013

Proposals are invited for the 2013 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Belmont Forum and FACCE-JPI Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Sep
2013

17 Jul 2013

Proposals are invited to this joint funding call between the Belmont Forum and the Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI), on the theme of Food Security & Land-use Change.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshops

21 Feb 2013

This funding call is for workshops which contribute to the goals of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme.