Funding

Funding news and calls

NERC Discovery Science Standard Grant July closing date

30 Apr 2020   Closing date: 28 Jul 2020

NERC COVID-19 public engagement grant

21 Apr 2020   Closing date: 13 May 2020

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Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask applicants not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.


NERC funds excellent, world-leading research across the environmental sciences.

Our innovation funding brings researchers together with research users, to harness the best people, skills and information to address business and societal needs.

We invest in the large research infrastructure, equipment and skills that keep the UK at the cutting edge of environmental science, support long-term science, and enable emergency response.

NERC funds postgraduate training that sustains the flow of top talent and skills for UK science business and government.

This section contains information about the various funding mechanisms by which we do all this, as well as guidance on how to apply for them.