Engaging Environments stage 2 - Announcement of Opportunity

Je-S open date: 5 October 2018

Closing date for outline proposals: 16:00 on 18 December 2018

NERC is inviting proposals for delivery of public engagement activities costing up to £1·3 million (at 80% full economic cost, with some exceptions) over 36 months.


Stage 2 of the Engaging Environments programme will operationalise learning, leadership and networks from Stage 1, to deliver and lead substantial public engagement activities at scale, with the programme as a whole demonstrating national presence and the use of innovative mixed-model approaches. The successful project will be ambitious, large-scale with clear intent to achieve national profile and recognition for engaging the UK public with contemporary issues of environmental science.


The desired outcomes NERC aims to achieve through stage 2 are:

  1. Documented delivery of innovative public engagement with impact at scale.
  2. NERC research community feel support and encouragement to engage, shown through demonstrable effectiveness in delivering public engagement, leading to increased capacity and capability.
  3. NERC research community seen as a leader in proactively contributing environmental science evidence to debate, across a broad spectrum within NERC remit, with different audiences.
  4. Researchers and public groups feel engagements were relevant, accessible and useful.
  5. Build a national profile relevant to identified stakeholders / audiences.
  6. Shared evaluation and meaningful legacy.

Further information

This is an invitation-only call, open to stage 1 project team members and their collaborators. Applicants are referred to the Announcement of Opportunity document below for further details.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 424KB)


For further information on public engagement at NERC, please contact:

Hannah King
01793 411572