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Announcement of Opportunity; Urgency grants related to the current Coronavirus outbreak

23 Mar 2020

The NERC Urgency Grant scheme exists to provide funding for unexpected and transient scientific opportunities created by unpredictable natural events.

Environmental Science Collaborative Research Project(s) NERC Showcase 2020

Closing date: 24 Apr
2020

6 Mar 2020

In partnership with Cardiff University, a seven-week Environmental Science Collaborative Research Project(s) (NERC Showcase 2020) funding call will launch for NERC researchers working in, on or with Wales on Friday 6 March 2020.

Announcement of Opportunity: Pushing the Frontiers

Closing date: 7 Jul
2020

27 Feb 2020

NERC invites proposals for a new pilot call. The Pushing the Frontiers pilot will support our very best individual researchers to push the frontiers of knowledge with ground-breaking, risky, innovative scientific discovery.

View all funding news and calls

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Funding news and calls  Funding news and calls RSS feed Funding news and calls email newsletter

Announcement of Opportunity; Urgency grants related to the current Coronavirus outbreak

23 Mar 2020

The NERC Urgency Grant scheme exists to provide funding for unexpected and transient scientific opportunities created by unpredictable natural events.

Environmental Science Collaborative Research Project(s) NERC Showcase 2020

Closing date: 24 Apr
2020

6 Mar 2020

In partnership with Cardiff University, a seven-week Environmental Science Collaborative Research Project(s) (NERC Showcase 2020) funding call will launch for NERC researchers working in, on or with Wales on Friday 6 March 2020.

Announcement of Opportunity: Pushing the Frontiers

Closing date: 7 Jul
2020

27 Feb 2020

NERC invites proposals for a new pilot call. The Pushing the Frontiers pilot will support our very best individual researchers to push the frontiers of knowledge with ground-breaking, risky, innovative scientific discovery.

View all funding news and calls

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Discovery science

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Postgraduate training

Sustaining the flow of top talent and skills for UK science, business and government.

NERC fellowships

Developing outstanding scientists to become internationally recognised leaders in research and innovation.

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