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£10m research centre to spur a greener global financial system

16 Mar 2021

Following a successful competition, Oxford University have been selected to lead the development of The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Announcement of Opportunity: Virtual site surveys for scientific ocean drilling

Closing date: 2 Jun

26 Feb 2021

This call will support desk-based Virtual Site Survey Investigations that rely solely on existing geophysical data and will enable UK researchers to develop strong cases for proposed International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) drilling expeditions.

Information webinar - Statement of community need for NERC scientific support and facilities

Closing date: 22 Jun

26 Feb 2021

NERC has invited eligible UK higher education institutions, NERC Research Centres and independent research organisations to submit Statements of Community Need for scientific support and facility ideas that are essential to the delivery of environmental science looking forward over the next five to ten years.

UKRI and Met Office appoint Dr Gary Fuller as Clean Air Champion

26 Jan 2021

UKRI and the Met Office have appointed Dr Gary Fuller as the new Clean Air Champion for the Strategic Priorities Fund Clean Air Programme.

SPF Clean Air Steering Committee Chair

Closing date: 14 Dec

9 Nov 2020

The SPF Clean Air Programme is looking to appoint a new Chair for its Steering Committee.

Workshop to support scientists in developing IODP proposals for Mission Specific Platforms

3 Nov 2020

Through the UK IODP research programme, NERC is committed to supporting the science community in developing high quality science-driven proposals for submission to IODP.

Cancellation of Jan/Feb 2021 Intensive Observing Period (IOP)

7 Oct 2020

A decision has been made to cancel the Clean Air Programme winter Intensive Observing Period, previously scheduled for Monday 20 January to Friday 28 February 2021.

Future of UK Treescapes – Programme webinar and collaborator finder

2 Oct 2020

UKRI (NERC, ESRC and AHRC), Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government invite all potential applicants to the Future of UK Treescapes funding call to a programme webinar to learn more about the background to the programme, stakeholder perspectives, the funding call and to meet the Programme ambassadors

Announcement of Opportunity: Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources

Closing date: 20 Oct

18 Sep 2020

Update – 1. The call closing date has been extended to the 20 October 2020. Proposals must be submitted by 16:00 on this date and no late applications will be accepted.
2. In anticipation of a large number of proposals being submitted to this Call, UKRI will now be introducing a pre-score for excellence stage to the Peer Review process in order that the business of the panel can be effectively managed.
3. The start date for successful proposals has changed from 15 May 2021 to 10 August 2021.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future of UK Treescapes – call for proposals

Closing date: 8 Dec

2 Sep 2020

Proposals are expected to take an interdisciplinary approach bringing together environmental scientists, social scientists, economists and, arts and humanities researchers to form substantial research collaborations.

Announcement of Opportunity: NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme launches an Open Call

Closing date: 12 Oct

24 Jul 2020

Up to £400,000 of funding has been allocated up to build upon the existing NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Preparing for Future Clean Air Challenges: Interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia

Closing date: 15 Oct

23 Jul 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invites proposals for interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia under the second wave of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme.

£3 million to support Networks to build interdisciplinary communities to address air quality challenges at the indoor/outdoor interface

22 Jul 2020

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

New scheme to support UK scientists with IODP-related events

22 Jun 2020

We are pleased to announce a new scheme to support UK scientists in the organisation of, or participation in, IODP-related workshops, sand-pits, training, outreach or other events. 

Call for ideas for strategic research highlight topics

19 Jun 2020

NERC invites new ideas (strategic funding for research and innovation) for the 8th round of the highlight topics scheme.

NERC COVID-19 public engagement grant

Closing date: 13 May

21 Apr 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Webinar: Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF)

14 Apr 2020

A Town Hall meeting for the CERAF programme was held via webinar on Tuesday 24 March 2020. This webinar outlined NERC’s vision and direction for the new CERAF Programme and its purpose and function moving forward.

Announcement of Opportunity: Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF)

24 Feb 2020

NERC is inviting outline proposals for up to £4M as a single award with a maximum duration of 3 years, for Stage 1 of the Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF) programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Drilling Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica

Closing date: 7 May

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

Closing date: 19 May

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.

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.

Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources - workshop

Closing date: 9 Mar

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.

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

2 Dec 2019

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