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UKRI research contributes to report on how to achieve zero plastic waste

12 Feb 2019

A new report on how to eliminate plastic waste from the environment by a UK think tank has been informed by a diverse portfolio of UKRI research and innovation experts. The report proposes a way forward to reduce the amount of plastic waste into the environment produced by the UK.

NERC invests £2.2 million in CDTs focused on renewable energy

4 Feb 2019

Two new Centres for Doctoral Training with a focus on renewable energy are among 75 announced today by UK Research & Innovation.

Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia

29 Jan 2019

New international research will boost resilience to hazards such as floods, droughts, storm surges and landslides in South East Asian countries.

New international partnerships on antimicrobial resistance, climate change and soil security

22 Jan 2019

New international collaborations to tackle antimicrobial resistance in the environment, prepare for health risks posed by climate change and ensure healthy soils for food security are part of world-leading international research announced today.

Global research hubs tackle world's environmental challenges

22 Jan 2019

UK Research & Innovation is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges through a £200 million investment across 12 global research hubs.

Horizon 2020 grant holders - Have you submitted your details to UKRI's portal?

16 Jan 2019

UK organisations holding grants from Horizon 2020, the European Union's flagship programme for research and innovation, need to submit information about them into a UK Research & Innovation portal designed to capture basic details about the grants.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Geoenergy Observatories training opportunities - Activity 2 ideas workshop

Closing date: 5 Feb

14 Jan 2019

NERC invites applications from PhD students and early career researchers to participate in an ideas workshop, to be held at the National Railway Museum in York on 27 February 2019.

Highlight topics - Fifth round

Closing date: 21 Feb

14 Jan 2019

NERC invites proposals for the fifth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.

Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme - Applications invited for 2019-20

Closing date: 4 Mar

8 Jan 2019

Applications are invited for the Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme for Antarctic fieldwork in the 2019-20 field season.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Clean Air Champion

Closing date: 14 Feb

20 Dec 2018

UK Research & Innovation is inviting applications for the role of UK Clean Air Champion. The Clean Air: Analysis & Solutions programme is supported through the Strategic Priorities Fund and will be jointly delivered by NERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC and Innovate UK on behalf of UKRI, and the Met Office and NPL on behalf of BEIS.

Pre-announcement of research in pathways between climate, environment and health

18 Dec 2018

UK Research & Innovation partners (NERC, the Medical Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council) are working in collaboration with other partners within the Belmont Forum to scope a potential future collaborative research action for transdisciplinary research.

Pre-announcement - UKRI GCRF Collective Programme - Multiple & Systemic Risks

17 Dec 2018

NERC will be announcing a UKRI GCRF Collective Programme call for research and innovation projects focused on tackling multiple and systemic risks associated with environmental hazards in developing countries in early 2019.

UK Geoenergy Observatories - Pre-announcement of training opportunities

13 Dec 2018

NERC are inviting PhD students and early career researchers to apply for a number of new training opportunities being offered at the UK Geoenergy Observatories project sites.

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions Programme Coordination Team

Closing date: 19 Feb

13 Dec 2018

UK Research & Innovation are inviting applications for a Programme Coordination Team for the Strategic Priorities Fund's 'Landscape Decisions: Toward a new framework for using land assets' programme.

£24 million for new research into major environmental topics

13 Dec 2018

New research on major environmental issues such as the impact of microplastics in our oceans, the UK potential for geothermal power and mitigating climate change have been funded under the fourth round of NERC highlight topics.

Fifth round of highlight topics announced

Closing date: 31 Jan

30 Nov 2018

As a result of its ideas process, NERC is pleased to announce the topics that will be offered through its highlight topics programme, following the fifth cut-off for ideas.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience Champion

Closing date: 4 Dec

22 Oct 2018

UK Research & Innovation and the Met Office are inviting applications for the role of UK Climate Resilience Champion.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience

Closing date: 4 Dec

22 Oct 2018

UK Research & Innovation are inviting proposals to the first call of the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment champion

Closing date: 15 Nov

19 Oct 2018

NERC is inviting applications for a digital environment champion who will oversee and coordinate a new Strategic Priorities Fund programme, Constructing a Digital Environment.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment

Closing date: 15 Nov

19 Oct 2018

NERC is inviting proposals for feasibility studies costing up to £300,000 at 80% full economic cost, with a maximum duration of 12 months, as part of the Constructing a Digital Environment programme.

NERC invests £12 million to improve climate change predictions

8 Oct 2018

Today, NERC announces it is investing in a new large-scale strategic research programme - Reducing Uncertainties in Climate Models due to Clouds.

Engaging Environments stage 2 - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 18 Dec

5 Oct 2018

NERC is inviting stage 1 project team members and their collaborators to submit proposals for the delivery of large-scale public engagement activities costing up to £1·3 million.

NERC capital workshop: Strategic investment in catchment observations

Closing date: 18 Oct

4 Oct 2018

This workshop, to be held in London on 8 November, aims to bring together representation from the meteorological, hydrological and other research communities to identify emerging and cutting-edge technologies that could deliver a step change in our understanding of atmosphere, surface and subsurface water dynamics, and the connections between them.

New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants

2 Oct 2018

A new system was rolled out on 27 September 2018 as a first step towards supporting the continuity of funding for UK organisations which have been awarded grants from the European Union's flagship programme for science and innovation, Horizon 2020.

Announcement of Opportunity: Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Coordinator

Closing date: 1 Nov

18 Sep 2018

The aim of this call is to recruit a network coordinator, or a small team of network coordinators.