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Changes to the peer review system

17 Jul 2019

NERC will be moving to a new system of releasing scores from peer reviewers to applicants.

Sustainable Enhancement of Agriculture & Aquaculture Production - Research translation call

Closing date: 18 Sep
2019

15 Jul 2019

NERC and BBSRC invite applications for research translation projects to translate existing research into practical application for the purpose of addressing current food security development and environmental challenges related to sustainable enhancement of food production.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience (Met Office open calls)

Closing date: 13 Sep
2019

8 Jul 2019

The Met Office are inviting expressions of interest for the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) UK Climate Resilience programme in a number of areas.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK IODP Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Closing date: 29 Aug
2019

4 Jul 2019

Proposals are invited for a Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for the UK International Ocean Discovery Program (UK IODP). The Knowledge Exchange Coordinator will be tasked with establishing, maintaining and energising links with the wider environmental science and industrial communities, and increasing national awareness of UK-IODP activities and opportunities.

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions mathematical and statistical challenges - Second call

Closing date: 10 Sep
2019

27 Jun 2019

UK Research & Innovation invite proposals to this call on the Strategic Priorities Fund programme on 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets'.

Announcement of Opportunity: RoSES - Challenge 3

Closing date: 19 Sep
2019

25 Jun 2019

Proposals are invited to address challenge 3 of the Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) research programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Influence of Man-made Structures In The Ecosystem

Closing date: 19 Sep
2019

25 Jun 2019

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on tackling critical gaps in the scientific understanding of the role North Sea energy installations have on the North Sea ecosystem structure and function.

Pre-announcement: UKPRP call and information & networking event

20 Jun 2019

The UKPRP funders are pleased to announce that a second funding call will be launched on 3 September 2019 for proposals for new consortium and network awards.

Policy internships

Closing date: 12 Aug
2019

19 Jun 2019

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.

Announcement of Opportunity: NERC Capital Call 2019

Closing date: 23 Jul
2019

12 Jun 2019

Proposals are invited for the Capital Call 2019, for capital assets which will ensure the continued delivery of world-class environmental science aligned with NERC's remit.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding and countering plant bacterial disease

Closing date: 25 Jul
2019

12 Jun 2019

BBSRC, on behalf also of Defra, NERC and the Scottish Government, have announced a call for research to address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.

Pre-announcement: Joint BBSRC-NERC GCRF sustainable enhancement of agriculture & aquaculture production translation call

29 May 2019

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council will shortly announce a joint call to support the translation of research to address challenges related to the sustainable enhancement of agriculture and aquaculture in low and middle income countries.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Geoenergy Observatories training opportunities - Activity 3 internships

Closing date: 1 Jul
2019

17 May 2019

NERC invites applications from PhD students and early career researchers to apply for a research internship that will provide an opportunity to carry out pilot-scale research projects relating to the UK Geoenergy Observatories.

Understanding and countering plant bacterial disease - Opportunity to attend a town meeting

15 May 2019

BBSRC, NERC, Defra and the Scottish Government invite researchers and stakeholders to a town meeting to discuss an upcoming call on the Strategic Priorities Fund Plant Bacterial Diseases programme.

The changing Canadian Arctic workshop

Closing date: 7 Jun
2019

13 May 2019

NERC is convening a multidisciplinary workshop on behalf of AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC, focused on the changing Canadian Arctic in London on Wednesday 19 June 2019, and would like to invite applications to attend.

Influence of Man-made Structures in the Ecosystem: Preannouncement

3 May 2019

NERC would like to announce some dates relating to the Influence of Man-made Structures in the Ecosystem (INSITE) research programme.

International Ocean Discovery Program - Renewed funding approved

3 May 2019

As part of the new phase of the UKIODP research programme, NERC would like to announce some indicative dates relating to the programme.

2019 IIASA-NERC Collaborative Research Fellowships

Closing date: 7 Aug
2019

2 May 2019

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and NERC Collaborative Research Fellowships programme will provide three years of support for promising early career researchers to deliver challenging research and support the development of long-term collaborative working relationships between the UK and IIASA research communities.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia - Integration proposals

Closing date: 26 Jun
2019

16 Apr 2019

Proposals are invited for the integration call as part of the Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia programme, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council and NERC.

Pre-announcement of Opportunity: Understanding and countering bacterial plant disease

9 Apr 2019

The Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Defra, NERC and the Scottish Government will soon be launching a call for research to address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.

Drilling Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica workshop

Closing date: 10 May
2019

8 Apr 2019

NERC invites applications to attend a workshop on 22 May 2019 in Cambridge to introduce the new collaborative partnership between the UK and Chile, the exploration of Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica, and the scope of the associated research programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment open call

Closing date: 23 May
2019

3 Apr 2019

NERC is inviting proposals for a second round of feasibility studies costing up to £240,000 at 80% full economic cost, with a maximum duration of 12 months, as part of the Constructing a Digital Environment programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for securing UK forest form, function and ecosystem services against 21st-century pressures

Closing date: 24 Apr
2019

29 Mar 2019

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on 'Securing UK forest form, function and ecosystem services against 21st-century pressures'.

Announcement of Opportunity: Uncertainty in Climate Sensitivity due to Clouds

Closing date: 4 Jun
2019

19 Mar 2019

NERC invites proposals to the call Uncertainty in Climate Sensitivity due to Clouds Programme.

UK-India tackling AMR in the environment from antimicrobial manufacturing waste - Partnership workshop

Closing date: 14 Apr
2019

19 Mar 2019

NERC is inviting expressions of interest from UK researchers to attend a partnership workshop (15-17 May 2019 in New Delhi, India) to provide opportunities for face-to-face networking and develop new collaborations.