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Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Pre-Announcement – Strategic Capital Call 2020

Closing date: 20 Oct

2 Jul 2020

NERC will shortly be inviting proposals to its Strategic Capital Call. The Strategic Capital Call 2020 will fund strategic equipment and development of built infrastructure that creates a new research capability.

Highlight topics ideas invited for environmental solutions to COVID-19

Closing date: 23 Jul

19 Jun 2020

NERC invites highlight topic ideas (strategic funding for research and innovation) to encourage environmental solutions that learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, and in doing so support the UK environment, economy and society to recover from COVID-19 legacy challenges.

Announcement of opportunity: Decarbonisation of heating and/or cooling

Closing date: 1 Oct

18 Jun 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) welcome proposals to support the goal of decarbonisation of heating and/or cooling. Proposals must be at least 50% within the remit of EPSRC or at least 50% within the remit of NERC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources

Closing date: 6 Oct

15 May 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on behalf of UKRI, welcome Notification of Intent and Full Proposals to its £12.4m SMMR programme. This call is in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Marine Scotland.

NERC Discovery Science Standard Grant July closing date

Closing date: 28 Jul

30 Apr 2020

The July NERC Discovery Science Standard Grant closing date has been moved by two weeks to 28 July 2020.

NERC COVID-19 public engagement grant

Closing date: 13 May

21 Apr 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme - Phase two: Embedded Researchers

Closing date: 27 May

31 Mar 2020

In this second phase of the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals from UK based academic researchers to apply for up to placements at non-academic host organisations.

Future of UK Treescapes Programme ambassador

Closing date: 21 May

27 Mar 2020

Applications are invited for the role of programme ambassador on the new "Future of UK Treescapes Programme".

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

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.