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Changes to the peer review system

17 Jul 2019

NERC will be moving to a new system of releasing scores from peer reviewers to applicants.

Sustainable Enhancement of Agriculture & Aquaculture Production - Research translation call

Closing date: 18 Sep
2019

15 Jul 2019

NERC and BBSRC invite applications for research translation projects to translate existing research into practical application for the purpose of addressing current food security development and environmental challenges related to sustainable enhancement of food production.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience (Met Office open calls)

Closing date: 13 Sep
2019

8 Jul 2019

The Met Office are inviting expressions of interest for the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) UK Climate Resilience programme in a number of areas.

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

Changes to the peer review system

17 Jul 2019

NERC will be moving to a new system of releasing scores from peer reviewers to applicants.

Sustainable Enhancement of Agriculture & Aquaculture Production - Research translation call

Closing date: 18 Sep
2019

15 Jul 2019

NERC and BBSRC invite applications for research translation projects to translate existing research into practical application for the purpose of addressing current food security development and environmental challenges related to sustainable enhancement of food production.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience (Met Office open calls)

Closing date: 13 Sep
2019

8 Jul 2019

The Met Office are inviting expressions of interest for the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) UK Climate Resilience programme in a number of areas.

View all funding news and calls

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