Funding opportunities

NERC funds a number of schemes to enable researchers to work with partners in business, policy and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), providing access to the latest knowledge and expertise. Each delivers cost-effective research driven by partners' priorities, and creates an opportunity for long-term collaboration with the research base.

To enable NERC researchers and their partners to prepare, these are the calls we currently have confirmed or are very likely to be advertised.

Current funding calls

Funding call Closing date

Sustainable Enhancement of Agriculture & Aquaculture Production - Research translation call
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.

18 September 2019

Follow-on Fund Pathfinder
Funding to carry out work to develop a greater understanding of the commercial aspects and possibilities of your research for application to any follow-on grants.

Applications accepted all year

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) - external link
Early career researcher transfers knowledge, technology or skills through a project that is jointly supervised by a company and an academic institute (one-three years).

Applications accepted all year

Future funding calls

There are no future calls at present.

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