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Announcement of Opportunity: Latin American Biodiversity Programme: Biodiversity - Ecosystem services for sustainable development

Closing date: 26 Jul
2018

21 May 2018

Applicants are invited to submit multilateral collaborative research proposals to provide trans-regional level understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and the services they provide in managing environments for sustainable development.

Announcement of Opportunity: National capability services & facilities commissioning - Second round

Closing date: 30 Aug
2018

15 May 2018

NERC would like to announce key dates as part of the second round of services and facilities commissioning.

Resilience of the UK food system in a global context third call

Closing date: 23 May
2018

13 Apr 2018

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers at lecturer level or equivalent to take part in a sandpit.

Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions sandpit event

Closing date: 22 May
2018

11 Apr 2018

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint sandpit event on the proposed Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions programme, in conjunction with India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, with support from the Newton-Bhabha Fund, in Kolkata the week commencing 11-13 September 2018.

Building Resilience to the Impacts of El Niño event

9 Apr 2018

The Building Resilience to the Impacts of El Niño event on 15 May 2018 in London will present the lessons learned from this large multi-institution programme, bringing together policymakers, practitioners and researchers to ensure these findings contribute to the development of practical approaches to building resilience to future El Niño events.

British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility commissioning - Community consultation

Closing date: 17 Apr
2018

28 Mar 2018

As part of the commissioning process for the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF), NERC would like to offer users and the wider community the opportunity to input into the specific requirements for this facility.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund - Announcement of Opportunity March 2018

Closing date: 30 Apr
2018

26 Mar 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund.

NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Community event

22 Mar 2018

NERC is investing £31 million in a project to establish two centres for research into the subsurface environment, and is organising an open meeting at the Royal Society in London on 26 June 2018 to update the research community on progress with the project.

UK Geoenergy Observatories project appointment of senior science user

22 Mar 2018

NERC is delighted to announce that current UK Geoenergy Observatories Science Advisory Group member Professor David Manning has been appointed to the role of senior science user for the UK Geoenergy Observatories project.

New cut-off for ideas for strategic research

21 Mar 2018

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research. NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through strategic programme areas and highlight topics.

CZO Announcement of Opportunity: A UK China Collaboration - Adding value and increasing impact

Closing date: 28 Jun
2018

20 Mar 2018

Proposals are invited for the second phase of the CZO programme.

RRS Sir David Attenborough - An exciting new chapter for UK science

20 Mar 2018

The RRS Sir David Attenborough launches this year and will enter full operational service in autumn 2020 after a period of sea trials, and science and operational rehearsals.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for transforming fractures - exploration of the deep-ocean highways

Closing date: 9 Apr
2018

19 Mar 2018

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on transforming fractures - exploration of the deep-ocean highways.

Board appointments - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Closing date: 6 Apr
2018

16 Mar 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is seeking one new member with demonstrable scientific expertise in a field relevant to RBG Kew's science or expertise in communications.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for Earth system plastics

Closing date: 4 Apr
2018

14 Mar 2018

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on Earth system plastics.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for reducing uncertainty in climate sensitivity due to clouds

Closing date: 4 Apr
2018

14 Mar 2018

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential large strategic research programme on reducing uncertainty in climate sensitivity due to clouds.

Developing NERC's omics strategy - Community workshop

Closing date: 17 Apr
2018

12 Mar 2018

NERC is aiming to develop its current and future strategy for environmental omics research. To achieve this, we are holding a community workshop in Birmingham on 2 May 2018, with the support of a focused working group, to provide evidence and advice on the future direction of environmental omics and to provide recommendations on the capability of the community to deliver omics based research.

Why sharing research outcomes is a vital part of environmental science

Closing date: 15 Mar
2018

7 Mar 2018

As the deadline for submitting outcomes to Researchfish® approaches, Professor Stephen Mobbs tells us how this endeavour helps us collectively make the case for continued investment in environmental science.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research

16 Feb 2018

NERC will scope three new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change

Closing date: 15 Mar
2018

8 Feb 2018

Proposals are invited under the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme.

Radioactivity & the Environment Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Closing date: 17 Apr
2018

2 Feb 2018

NERC, the Environment Agency and Radioactive Waste Management wish to appoint a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow for the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme. This is an exciting opportunity to become a NERC KE Fellow focused on gaining impact from the excellent science outputs from the RATE programme.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants - Full proposal stage

Closing date: 10 Apr
2018

25 Jan 2018

Full proposals are invited for the Catalyst call as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience programme funded by the Department for International Development and NERC. The call is only open to applicants who were successful at the Outline Bid stage.

Announcement of Opportunity: National capability services & facilities commissioning - isotope and radiocarbon facility

Closing date: 26 Jul
2018

16 Jan 2018

NERC is inviting eligible UK higher education institutions, NERC research centres and independent research organisations to apply to the second round of services and facilities commissioning.

Call for applicants to attend the Global Food Security programme Policy Lab

Closing date: 19 Feb
2018

11 Jan 2018

The Global Food Security programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: China phase 2

Closing date: 25 Apr
2018

8 Jan 2018

Proposals are invited for the second phase of the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health (APHH) China programme. NERC and MRC (with a budget from the Newton Fund) will support UK researchers to work with Chinese collaborators to deliver additional targeted research to exploit and enhance the measurements collected through the programme and with stakeholders to ensure better and wider utility and impact of the research.