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Policy internships

Closing date: 13 Aug
2018

21 Jun 2018

The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research & Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

£2 million awarded to support sustainable agriculture in the UK

21 Jun 2018

Four new interdisciplinary projects have received £1·8 million to improve the sustainability of UK farming.

Innovation Projects open call

Closing date: 26 Sep
2018

20 Jun 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to the Innovation Projects open call to support projects which focus upon generating user applicable outputs from past and/or current research council funded research and which translates them into outcomes that achieve impact within the NERC remit.

Follow-on Fund

Closing date: 19 Sep
2018

20 Jun 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to the Innovation Follow-on Fund call, a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from NERC or other research council funded research.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System - Announcement of awards

20 Jun 2018

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council are pleased to announce the outcomes of the Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes programme call for proposals.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK-Argentina AMR partnership building workshop

Closing date: 16 Jul
2018

20 Jun 2018

Ahead of a planned UK-Argentina joint call for collaborative research proposals focusing on antimicrobial resistance in the environment, opening in October 2018, BBSRC and NERC are inviting expressions of interest to attend a partnering workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 10-14 September 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: Towards a Sustainable Earth - Human-Environment Interactions & the Sustainable Development Goals

Closing date: 14 Aug
2018

14 Jun 2018

The funding partners in TaSE invite proposals to this first call under the TaSE initiative, which aims to significantly improve our understanding of the complex interactions between people and the environment required to make progress in achieving the United Nations Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals).

Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT)

Closing date: 12 Sep
2018

8 Jun 2018

NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are pleased to announce the UK's participation in a new Accelerating CCUS Technologies call to facilitate the emergence of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the energy and industrial sectors.

Announcement of Opportunity: Peruvian Glacial Retreat and its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards

Closing date: 9 Aug
2018

4 Jun 2018

Proposals are invited for a new collaborative research programme between NERC and the National Council for Science, Technology & Technological Innovation, which aims to provide an improved understanding of the rate of glacial retreat in Peru and the impact of this on water security and natural hazards.

Strength in Places Fund call

Closing date: 25 Jul
2018

31 May 2018

UK Research & Innovation's Strength in Places Fund is an ambitious scheme that will help areas of lower economic activity benefit from the world-class research and innovation capability spread across the UK.

Developing a large-scale water simulator for the UK: NERC and STFC seek water sector views

Closing date: 24 Jun
2018

25 May 2018

NERC and the Science & Technology Facilities Council are jointly investigating the viability of developing a large scale water simulator in the UK.

Data Tree data management training workshops

22 May 2018

Data Tree is a new free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers are invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course.

UK Research & Innovation launches Energy Revolution Research Consortium call

22 May 2018

UK Research & Innovation has announced a call to form the Energy Revolution Research Consortium, a new network of researchers and stakeholders to help to put the UK at the forefront of knowledge services for integrated energy systems.

Announcement of Opportunity: Latin American Biodiversity Programme: Biodiversity - Ecosystem services for sustainable development

Closing date: 26 Jul
2018

21 May 2018

Applicants are invited to submit multilateral collaborative research proposals to provide trans-regional level understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and the services they provide in managing environments for sustainable development.

Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge: Full programme of funding announced

16 May 2018

Funding will help businesses and researchers to create inexpensive, low carbon and resilient ways to provide energy.

Announcement of Opportunity: National capability services & facilities commissioning - Second round

Closing date: 30 Aug
2018

15 May 2018

NERC would like to announce key dates as part of the second round of services and facilities commissioning.

Innovation Placements

Closing date: 4 Jul
2018

10 May 2018

NERC invites academic researchers (at post-doctoral level or above) to apply for an Innovation Placement, duration between 3-12 months, working within a non-academic host organisation such as a private business, third-sector organisation or public body.

Six projects awarded funding to help make agriculture sustainable in Colombia

26 Apr 2018

The projects have been awarded funding as part of the Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems programme, which aims to ensure reliable and sustainable food provision for Colombia.

Resilience of the UK food system in a global context third call

Closing date: 23 May
2018

13 Apr 2018

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers at lecturer level or equivalent to take part in a sandpit.

Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions sandpit event

Closing date: 22 May
2018

11 Apr 2018

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint sandpit event on the proposed Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions programme, in conjunction with India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, with support from the Newton-Bhabha Fund, in Kolkata the week commencing 11-13 September 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: China-UK AMR Partnership Hubs 2018

Closing date: 14 Jun
2018

4 Apr 2018

The UK cross-research-council AMR Initiative and the National Natural Science Foundation of China are pleased to invite proposals to the China-UK AMR Partnership Hubs under the umbrella of the Newton Fund.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

Closing date: 7 Jun
2018

3 Apr 2018

The UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships scheme aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. Providing up to seven years of funding for at least 550 early-career researchers and innovators, the scheme will tackle difficult and novel challenges.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund - Announcement of Opportunity March 2018

Closing date: 30 Apr
2018

26 Mar 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund.

NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Community event

22 Mar 2018

NERC is investing £31 million in a project to establish two centres for research into the subsurface environment, and is organising an open meeting at the Royal Society in London on 26 June 2018 to update the research community on progress with the project.

New cut-off for ideas for strategic research

21 Mar 2018

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research. NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through strategic programme areas and highlight topics.