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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.

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.