Information for scientific researchers and academics in universities and research centres
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Develop your research career with a NERC Fellowship. We offer around 30 fellowships each year.
Responsive mode research grants
We fund adventurous, cutting edge, high quality, internationally competitive research.
Targeted at high-priority environmental themes - for example the environment and human health or the effects of nanoparticles in the environment. See:
Information and opportunities for researchers in the early stages of their careers.
List of all topics within our environmental science remit.
Our science strategy
We operate a huge range of research facilities from research ships and aircraft to supercomputers and carbon dating.
Meeting the needs of researchers in many environmental fields: atmospheric, Earth observation, freshwater, marine, polar and terrestrial.
We can help turn your idea into a commercially-viable product.
Locally, nationally, internationally, we have an enviable track record of turning environmental science into policy. We can also place scientists at the heart of government. Contact our team.
We develop close links with international partners. Contact our international team to see how we can help.
This archive is a central repository for published material such as academic papers or reports that have resulted from research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. It contains the research outputs of: the British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory.
All research council-funded researchers are expected to promote their work. Find ideas and contacts to help you do this.