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El Niño Announcement of opportunity: Research grants

Closing date: 16:00 on 18 February 2016

Proposals are invited for a new £4m collaborative research programme on Understanding the Impacts of the Current El Niño Event funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Applications are invited for small projects of up to £300k (100% FEC) to study the impacts of the current El Niño event. Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of 18 months and must commence in April 2016. All projects are required to have a principal investigators based in a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding. Co-investigators and researchers based in other organisations, including in low- and middle-income countries, are welcome but will receive funding through the lead research organisation.

The focus of the call will be limited to cases where there is an urgency to collect novel data relating to the local and regional impacts of the current El Niño in a low- or middle-income country (or countries).

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 170KB)

El Niño annex A - Je-S registration (PDF, 885KB)

El Niño annex B - Guidelines on overheads (PDF, 42KB)

Proposals must be submitted via the UK research councils' Joint Electronic Submission - external link - (Je-S) system by 16:00 on 18 February 2016.

Please note that the Announcement of Opportunity has been updated on 8 February 2016 with new guidance on the costs for non-UK organisations.