Funding contacts

Administration of research grants, fellowships and training grants

For all grant specific pre award (including peer review) and general funding policy enquiries, please contact the appropriate NERC teams below.

The UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Grants Team - formerly part of the UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) - is responsible for some stages of the grant lifecycle on NERC's behalf.

For any enquiries related to Je-S registration, submitting proposals through Je-S and any other Je-S functionality (eg maintenance requests), please contact:

Requests for changes to current NERC grants should be made through the Je-S system. For queries on maintenance and updates to existing grants (research grants, fellowships and training grants), please contact:

Enquiries related to individual studentships funded on NERC grants should be sent to .

NERC Grants Team contacts

For advice on any aspect of pre award processing and peer review of NERC proposals, NERC funding awards policy, or to make a complaint concerning research grants, training awards, fellowships and peer review, please send your query in an email to the following NERC teams.

Research grants

Enquiries about research grants should be sent to .

For urgent queries, please contact:

Andrew Richardson
01793 411526

Karen Hinder
01793 411612

Peer Review College

Enquiries about NERC's Peer Review College should be sent to .

For urgent queries, please contact:

Emma Devine
01793 411792

Andy Adams
01793 442503


Enquiries about fellowships should be sent to .

For urgent queries, please contact:

James Box
07928 525444

Eve Sherman
01793 442864


Enquiries about studentships and training awards should be sent to .

For urgent queries, please contact:

Aaron Hughes
07738 120745

Eve Sherman
01793 442864

Remit queries

Applicants are encouraged to consult with NERC at an early stage, if they are not sure whether their proposed research fits the NERC remit. An outline of the proposed research (up to two pages, including summary and objectives - form available) can be sent to .

If NERC thinks the proposal may have multi-disciplinary cross-council elements, we will forward the outline to other research councils as appropriate, unless requested not to by the applicant.

NERC science area contacts

Climate, weather & polar

Head of Research - Climate, Weather & Polar
Helen Beadman
01793 411513

Senior Programme Manager (Polar)
Jessica Surma
01793 411600
07925 891431

Senior Programme Manager (Climate & Weather)
Simon Howe
01793 418015

Programme Manager (Polar & Polar logistics)
Rebecca Scott
07512 192256

Programme Manager (Climate & Weather)
Georgina Colley
01793 411506

Earth & energy (including science-based archaeology)

Head of Research - Earth & Energy
Beth House
01793 442541

Senior Programme Manager (Earth)
Amy Vitale
01793 442594

Senior Programme Manager (Energy)
Weihao Zhong
01793 413172
07749 435 012

Programme Manager (Earth & Science-based Archaeology)
Nicola Lewis
07738 121187
01793 411739

Programme Manager (Energy)
Jessica Pollitt
01793 411521

Programme Manager (Earth & Energy)
Rachel Leader
07928 655831

Environment & health

Head of Research - Environment & Health
Caroline Culshaw
01793 418025

Senior Programme Manager
Dominique Butt
01793 411751

Programme Manager
Lisa Hole
07738 121171

Programme Manager
Victoria Wickens
07525 906284


Head of Research - Marine
Mike Webb
01793 411520

Senior Programme Manager
Jessica Surma
01793 411600
07925 891431

Programme Manager
Rachel Leader
07928 655831

Terrestrial ecosystems (including Earth observation)

Head of Research - Terrestrial Ecosystems
Simon Kerley
01793 411797

Senior Programme Manager
Amy Vitale
01793 442594

Programme Manager
Lucy Hopewell
01793 411920

Programme Manager
Jennifer Wickens
07738 121029


Head of Research - Water
Ruth Kelman
07825 118017

Senior Programme Manager
Mieke de Wit
07738 120783

Programme Manager
Daniel Knight
07928 668935

Programme Manager
Kay Heuser
01793 442888