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Strategic Priorities Fund: Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Food Systems

Closing date: 13 May
2020

18 Feb 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government are pleased to announce a £5 million call to support one Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) focused on developing the next generation of interdisciplinary food systems thinkers.

Announcement of Opportunity: Drilling Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica

Closing date: 23 Apr
2020

14 Feb 2020

Proposals are invited for a new Research Programme that, through joint collaboration between the UK and Centro de Estudios Científicos in Chile, provides the opportunity to gain access to water and lake bed sediment samples from Subglacial Lake CECs, Antarctica.

Announcement of Opportunity: Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite calibration and validation (cal/val)

Closing date: 22 Apr
2020

11 Feb 2020

Proposals are invited under a new research programme - Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite calibration and validation (cal/val).

Briefing Webinar: Enabling Research in Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

4 Feb 2020

UKRI will host a webinar 11:00 – 12:30 on Monday 10 February 2020 to support the funding opportunity for Enabling Research in Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund - Announcement of Opportunity February 2020

Closing date: 12 Mar
2020

31 Jan 2020

NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund (GPSF). The Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund allows UK environmental science researchers to forge new partnerships and networks with the best international researchers wherever they are located and seed collaborations that will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the grant.

£15 million for new research into major environmental topics

29 Jan 2020

New research on major environmental issues, such as the understanding impacts of UK wildfires, assessing large scale ecological responses to environmental change and the impact of legacy waste on the coastal zone, have been funded under the fifth round of NERC highlight topics.

Minerals and Mining in the Philippines Scoping Workshop

27 Jan 2020

The Natural Environmental Research Council, UK Research and Innovation (NERC, UKRI) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and emerging Technology research and development (DOST-PCIEERD), invites applications to attend a scoping workshop on a Potential Philippines-UK Collaborative Research Programme on Minerals and Mining in the Philippines.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding the Impact of Plastic Pollution on Marine Ecosystems in South East Asia (South East Asia Plastics (SEAP))

Closing date: 7 May
2020

21 Jan 2020

Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invite proposals for collaborative research projects under the Understanding the Impact of Plastic Pollution on Marine Ecosystems in South East Asia (South East Asia Plastics (SEAP)) programme.

Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme - Applications invited for 2020-21

Closing date: 9 Mar
2020

17 Jan 2020

Applications are invited for the Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme for Antarctic fieldwork in the 2020-21 field season. The closing date is 16:00 on Monday 9 March 2020.

SMMR appoints Champions for the Strategic Priorities Fund research programme

14 Jan 2020

Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources appoints Champions for the UKRI led Strategic Priorities Fund research programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Enabling Research in Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

13 Jan 2020

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), is inviting proposals under the Enabling Research workstream for projects to establish academic‑led research that addresses widely understood problems in relation to plastic packaging.

Pre-Announcement - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance

17 Dec 2019

NERC will shortly be inviting proposals for the first funding call as part of the NERC and Innovate UK Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF) programme.

Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources - workshop

Closing date: 9 Mar
2020

16 Dec 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invite applications to attend a researcher – stakeholder workshop on the 31 March 2020 focussed on the Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) research programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Present and Future climate hazard / Embedded Researcher scheme - call for host organisations

Closing date: 5 Mar
2020

13 Dec 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting submissions to further opportunities through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions.

UK Climate Resilience Programme – Living with Climate Uncertainty – Research Grants Call

Closing date: 27 Feb
2020

10 Dec 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals to their third funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Wave 1.

UKRI SPF Clean Air: Scoping Workshop

3 Dec 2019

The SPF Clean Air programme is planning a series of workshops in early 2020 to scope upcoming funding opportunities through the programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions Fellowships

Closing date: 26 Mar
2020

2 Dec 2019

UKRI invites fellowship proposals in research synthesis, research translation and community engagement research in the area of landscape decision-making.

ExCALIBUR High Priority Use Cases: Phase 1

Closing date: 22 Jan
2020

27 Nov 2019

ExCALIBUR (Exascale Computing Algorithms and Infrastructures Benefitting UK Research) is a £45.7m Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) programme led by the Met Office and UK Research and Innovation to meet the challenge of enabling exascale computer architectures by delivering research and innovative algorithmic development to harness the potential power offered by exascale HPC.

Announcement of Opportunity: SPF (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk)

Closing date: 30 Jan
2020

26 Nov 2019

NERC is inviting proposals for the first funding call as part of the UKRI Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk (SWIMMR).

SWIMMR is managed jointly by NERC and STFC and is funded by UKRI which has allocated ~£20M to this programme. The UK Met Office, as the UK delivery agency for space weather forecasts, will be the primary recipient for the models and instruments delivered by this research-to-operations programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators

Closing date: 30 Jan
2020

7 Nov 2019

NERC is inviting proposals for demonstrator projects costing up to £960,000 at 80% full economic cost, with a maximum duration of 24 months, as part of the Constructing a Digital Environment Programme.

Pre-announcement: SPF (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk)

Closing date: 30 Jan
2020

6 Nov 2019

NERC will shortly be inviting proposals for the first funding call as part of the UKRI Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk (SWIMMR).

Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk (SWIMMR) kick off meeting

6 Nov 2019

The SWIMMR kick off meeting will be held on 26th November 2019 in the Wolfson Library of the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, starting at 11:00am (coffee available from 10:30am).

Announcement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries

Closing date: 20 Jan
2020

5 Nov 2019

NERC, on behalf of UKRI, invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the UKRI GCRF Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call.

Highlight topics – Sixth round

Closing date: 20 Feb
2020

4 Nov 2019

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

Call for new Peer Review College members

Closing date: 25 Nov
2019

4 Nov 2019

NERC is recruiting for Peer Review College members, Core panel members and Chairs to refresh its current membership and support its peer review processes.