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Announcement of Opportunity: Clean Air: Analysis and Solutions programme (Met Office open calls)

Closing date: 4 Oct
2019

14 Aug 2019

The Met Office is inviting applications for the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) UK Clean Air: Analysis and Solutions programme in a number of areas.

Call for ideas for potential Strategic Priorities Fund programmes

7 Aug 2019

NERC is seeking ideas that could form the basis of future bids to the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).

UKRI GCRF Collective Programme: Multi-hazards & Systemic Risks - Announcement of Opportunity: Full proposal stage

Closing date: 12 Sep
2019

5 Aug 2019

NERC, on behalf of UK Research & Innovation, invites full bid proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the UKRI GCRF Multi-hazards and Systemic Risks research call.

Clean Air: Analysis & Solutions - Advance notice of 2021 intensive observing periods

23 Jul 2019

The partners in the Clean Air programme would like to encourage community participation in a co-ordinated UK observing intensive period in 2021. The aim of this early announcement is to facilitate a mobilisation of interested communities of researchers around two pre-defined periods.

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.

Additional funding awarded to Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources projects to enhance integration activities

20 Jun 2019

Additional funding has been awarded to enhance integration activities between the UK and Colombian projects funded as part of the Newton-funded Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources programme.

GSAG new member appointments

20 Jun 2019

NERC is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to the Science Advisory Group.

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.

Programme Coordination Team for the Landscape Decisions programme appointed

11 Jun 2019

A multi-disciplinary programme coordination team at the University of Leicester has been appointed for the UK Research & Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund programme 'Landscape Decisions: Toward a new framework for using land assets'.

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) Impact Summary Booklet 2019

6 Jun 2019

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council have recently published a refreshed SARIC Impact Summary for 2019.

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.

UKRI Artificial Intelligence regional workshops

Closing date: 3 May
2019

30 Apr 2019

UK Research & Innovation has announced four regional workshops to seek input to the current UKRI Review of Artificial Intelligence, which is anticipated to result in a UKRI strategy for supporting AI research and innovation in the UK.

NERC appoints coordination team for Innovation Programme Oil and Gas

25 Apr 2019

NERC has appointed a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate the Innovation Programme in Oil and Gas.

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.

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'.

Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme - Finale meeting

21 Mar 2019

The final meeting of the NERC Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme will celebrate and share its achievements to researchers and stakeholders at the Royal Society in London on 9 May 2019.

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.

Announcement of Opportunity: Climate, environment and health

Closing date: 6 May
2019

18 Mar 2019

Applications are invited for multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research projects which seek to improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health.

NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Innovation event

Closing date: 23 May
2019

13 Mar 2019

NERC invites interested parties to register to attend a one-day UK Geoenergy Observatories Innovation event that will be held at the Technology Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, on Monday 3 June 2019.

Marine Ecosystem - Finale science meeting 2018

11 Mar 2019

Stakeholder and finale meeting was held in London on 25 April 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions mathematical and statistical challenges small grants call

Closing date: 25 Apr
2019

1 Mar 2019

UK Research & Innovation invite proposals that will bring mathematical or statistical methods to decision-making approaches on how we use the environment.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Integration and Impact proposals

Closing date: 14 May
2019

1 Mar 2019

Proposals are invited for the Integration and Impact call as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience programme funded by the Department for International Development and NERC. This is a closed call restricted to principal investigators and co-investigators of the current SHEAR Research Consortia and Catalyst projects and the Building Resilience to Disasters Using Financial Instruments call.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund - Announcement of Opportunity February 2019

Closing date: 15 Apr
2019

27 Feb 2019

NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund.

NERC scopes new strategic research programme on UK forests

27 Feb 2019

NERC will scope a new area for a potential large-scale strategic research investment over spring 2019, titled 'securing UK forest form, function and ecosystem services against 21st century pressures'.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales (ParaCon) - Phase 2

Closing date: 17 Apr
2019

26 Feb 2019

NERC and the Met Office are inviting a single proposal for the second phase of the Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales (ParaCon) research programme.

Greenhouse Gas Removal: Mid-programme science meeting

Closing date: 13 Mar
2019

21 Feb 2019

The mid-programme science meeting of the Greenhouse Gas Removal research programme will take place on 27-28 June 2019 at the Royal Holloway University London.

Why submitting your science outcomes matters to the environmental sciences

Closing date: 14 Mar
2019

20 Feb 2019

As the deadline for submitting outcomes to Researchfish® approaches on 14 March 2019, Professor Mark Bailey, Director of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, explains how completing your returns helps us make the case for continued investment in environmental science.

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

Closing date: 23 Apr
2019

19 Feb 2019

The Met Office are inviting expressions of interest for the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Signals in the Soil

Closing date: 15 May
2019

18 Feb 2019

Proposals are invited under a new research programme, Signals in the Soil, which will address the challenge of transforming existing capabilities in understanding dynamic near-surface soil processes through advances in sensor systems and modelling, and through this deliver sustainable, resilient and functional soils, whether managed or unmanaged.

China-UK Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World partnership hubs 2018 - Announcement of awards

7 Feb 2019

An investment of £8 million by the UK Research & Innovation Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World cross-council initiative through the Newton Fund, and 36 million yuan from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, will support new interdisciplinary China-UK AMR partnership hubs.

The four winning collaborations bring together leading researchers from both countries to explore and address factors behind the rise in antibacterial resistance in China.

Sustainable Intensification & Valuing Nature in Dialogue workshop : Enabling researchers to work across environment and farming policy interests

Closing date: 28 Jan
2019

18 Jan 2019

Applications are invited from early career researchers with experience in disciplines broadly related to sustainable intensification or natural capital to attend this free workshop in Birmingham on 5-7 March 2019.

Highlight topics - Fifth round

Closing date: 21 Feb
2019

14 Jan 2019

NERC invites proposals for the fifth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Clean Air Champion

Closing date: 14 Feb
2019

20 Dec 2018

UK Research & Innovation is inviting applications for the role of UK Clean Air Champion. The Clean Air: Analysis & Solutions programme is supported through the Strategic Priorities Fund and will be jointly delivered by NERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC and Innovate UK on behalf of UKRI, and the Met Office and NPL on behalf of BEIS.

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions Programme Coordination Team

Closing date: 19 Feb
2019

13 Dec 2018

UK Research & Innovation are inviting applications for a Programme Coordination Team for the Strategic Priorities Fund's 'Landscape Decisions: Toward a new framework for using land assets' programme.

£24 million for new research into major environmental topics

13 Dec 2018

New research on major environmental issues such as the impact of microplastics in our oceans, the UK potential for geothermal power and mitigating climate change have been funded under the fourth round of NERC highlight topics.

Fifth round of highlight topics announced

Closing date: 31 Jan
2019

30 Nov 2018

As a result of its ideas process, NERC is pleased to announce the topics that will be offered through its highlight topics programme, following the fifth cut-off for ideas.

Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience: First science meeting

Closing date: 30 Nov
2018

28 Nov 2018

The BETR programme is holding its first science meeting, Earth System transitions - How resilient is the biosphere?, on the 17-18 January 2019 at the Geological Society, London.

Resource Recovery from Waste - Final conference

Closing date: 2 Jan
2019

1 Nov 2018

Registration is now open to attend the Resource Recovery from Waste programme final conference on 16 January 2019 at One Great George Street, London.

Resource Recovery from Waste - Policy and practice notes

1 Nov 2018

The Resource Recovery from Waste coordination team have published two policy and practice notes.

Developing NERC's High Performance Computing Strategy - Town meeting

Closing date: 15 Nov
2018

29 Oct 2018

As a first step to the development of a high performance computer (HPC) strategy, NERC is organising a one-day community event in London on 27 November to provide NERC with evidence and advice on the future direction of HPC provision in the environmental sciences community.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience Champion

Closing date: 4 Dec
2018

22 Oct 2018

UK Research & Innovation and the Met Office are inviting applications for the role of UK Climate Resilience Champion.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Climate Resilience

Closing date: 4 Dec
2018

22 Oct 2018

UK Research & Innovation are inviting proposals to the first call of the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment champion

Closing date: 15 Nov
2018

19 Oct 2018

NERC is inviting applications for a digital environment champion who will oversee and coordinate a new Strategic Priorities Fund programme, Constructing a Digital Environment.

Announcement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment

Closing date: 15 Nov
2018

19 Oct 2018

NERC is inviting proposals for feasibility studies costing up to £300,000 at 80% full economic cost, with a maximum duration of 12 months, as part of the Constructing a Digital Environment programme.

NERC students encouraged to turn over a new leaf in research data management with Data Tree

16 Oct 2018

The Data Tree online course in research data management is now live. This free course has been developed by the Institute for Environmental Analytics and funded by NERC to help its students build excellent data management skills.

NERC invests £12 million to improve climate change predictions

8 Oct 2018

Today, NERC announces it is investing in a new large-scale strategic research programme - Reducing Uncertainties in Climate Models due to Clouds.

New natural capital reports published

19 Sep 2018

Four new reports on natural capital have been published which will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK's natural assets.

Announcement of Opportunity: Environmental Evidence for the Future initiative call 2018

Closing date: 8 Nov
2018

14 Sep 2018

NERC is inviting proposals for research projects costing up to £100,000 (100% full economic cost), and up to 12 months' duration under the Environmental Evidence for the Future initiative.

Call for ideas for strategic research

27 Aug 2018

This is your last chance to submit ideas for this year's strategic programme areas. The cut-off date for submission is 6 September 2018.

Changing Arctic Ocean: Annual science meeting - January 2019

Closing date: 25 Sep
2018

9 Aug 2018

All researchers directly involved in the Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) programme, either through research grant awards or CAO programme management, are invited to the annual science meeting on 15-16 January 2019 with additional meetings and workshops on 17 January 2019 at the Novotel Birmingham Centre.

£6 million to explore impact of hazardous chemicals on UK ecosystems

9 Aug 2018

NERC has awarded £6 million to investigate the effects that potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on UK habitats and wildlife.

Dick Kroon selected as third IODP Forum Chair

2 Aug 2018

Professor Dick Kroon, Regius Chair of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, has been selected as the next Chair of the IODP Forum. He will begin a three-year term 1 October 2018.

New IODP Science Evaluation Panel co-chair selected

2 Aug 2018

The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board has confirmed Professor Lisa McNeill of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton as the next co-chair of the IODP Science Evaluation Panel.

NERC invests £22 million in major research programme on the Atlantic Ocean

2 Aug 2018

A new research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed.

Global Challenges Research Fund: UKRI-UNDP joint report - Expressions of interest

Closing date: 31 Aug
2018

24 Jul 2018

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites expressions of interest for a joint team of UK researchers and UNDP policymakers to collect evidence, develop original arguments and compose a major UKRI-UNDP report on how science, research and innovation might most effectively accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals for developing countries.

Omics Announcement of Opportunity: Synthesis projects

Closing date: 19 Sep
2018

20 Jul 2018

NERC in collaboration with the Science & Technology Facilities Council is inviting proposals for Synthesis projects in Environmental 'Omics.

UK IODP - Celebrating 50 years of scientific ocean drilling

Closing date: 1 Sep
2018

6 Jul 2018

Scientists from all levels of the UK-IODP community, including those not previously involved in scientific drilling expeditions, are invited to a two-day celebration of scientific ocean drilling at the Natural History Museum, London on 27-28 September 2018.

MagellanPlus workshop - Navigating the IODP proposal system

Closing date: 4 Sep
2018

4 Jul 2018

This three-day workshop in Southampton on 24-26 September 2018 will introduce early career and PhD researchers to the opportunities, capabilities and processes of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and the ways to get involved.

UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science

3 Jul 2018

For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean.

UKRI - JSPS joint call 2018

Closing date: 14 Aug
2018

28 Jun 2018

UK Research & Innovation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science are pleased to invite applications to the first UKRI-JSPS joint call.

Innovation Projects open call

Closing date: 26 Sep
2018

20 Jun 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to the Innovation Projects open call to support projects which focus upon generating user applicable outputs from past and/or current research council funded research and which translates them into outcomes that achieve impact within the NERC remit.

Innovation Follow-on Fund

Closing date: 19 Sep
2018

20 Jun 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to the Innovation Follow-on Fund call, a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from NERC or other research council funded research.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System - Announcement of awards

20 Jun 2018

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council are pleased to announce the outcomes of the Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes programme call for proposals.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK-Argentina AMR partnership building workshop

Closing date: 16 Jul
2018

20 Jun 2018

Ahead of a planned UK-Argentina joint call for collaborative research proposals focusing on antimicrobial resistance in the environment, opening in October 2018, BBSRC and NERC are inviting expressions of interest to attend a partnering workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 10-14 September 2018.

Announcement of Opportunity: Towards a Sustainable Earth - Human-Environment Interactions & the Sustainable Development Goals

Closing date: 14 Aug
2018

14 Jun 2018

The funding partners in TaSE invite proposals to this first call under the TaSE initiative, which aims to significantly improve our understanding of the complex interactions between people and the environment required to make progress in achieving the United Nations Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals).

Announcement of Opportunity: Peruvian Glacial Retreat and its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards

Closing date: 16 Aug
2018

4 Jun 2018

Proposals are invited for a new collaborative research programme between NERC and the National Council for Science, Technology & Technological Innovation, which aims to provide an improved understanding of the rate of glacial retreat in Peru and the impact of this on water security and natural hazards.

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.

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.

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.

Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards workshop

Closing date: 26 Jan
2018

19 Dec 2017

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Perú (CONCYTEC) in Lima on 19-20 March 2018 on Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards.

Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change - Networking workshop

Closing date: 9 Jan
2018

14 Dec 2017

NERC invites applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme, which NERC has developed with its partner funding agency in Indonesia.

About Drought Showcase

Closing date: 2 Mar
2018

14 Dec 2017

The About Drought Showcase presents a major opportunity to discover more about the outputs emerging from the £12 million five-year research council-funded UK Droughts & Water Scarcity programme. The showcase will be held in Birmingham on 14 March 2018.

Marine Ecosystem - Annual science meeting 2017

11 Dec 2017

Annual science meeting 2017 was held in Sheffield 10-12 October 2017.

Highlight topics - Fourth round

Closing date: 23 Jan
2018

30 Nov 2017

NERC invites proposals for the fourth round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment - Full proposal

Closing date: 10 Jan
2018

15 Nov 2017

NERC is inviting full bid proposals for research under a new NERC funded programme on Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Gap Filling Fund

Closing date: 25 Jan
2018

9 Nov 2017

Full proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Call for evidence: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative

Closing date: 4 Dec
2017

3 Nov 2017

NERC is seeking input from the community to articulate the key knowledge gaps and evidence needs pertaining to a set of future environmental policy and practice challenges in light of the UK leaving the EU.

India - UK Water Quality: Announcement of awards

1 Nov 2017

India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), NERC and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the outcomes of the India-UK Water Quality Programme call for proposals.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems moderating panel: panel membership

17 Oct 2017

The MIAOS moderating panel will consider applications made to the call that closed on 28 June 2017, and meet on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

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

Closing date: 4 Dec
2017

9 Oct 2017

Proposals are invited to five research programmes to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Thailand.

NERC announces the Hydro-JULES programme

5 Oct 2017

NERC has announced a major five-year investment in national capability, to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to, and in collaboration with, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) model.

2017 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 30 Oct
2017

5 Oct 2017

The UK International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) 2017 general conference will be held on the 3 November 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Announcement of Opportunity: Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources

Closing date: 24 Oct
2017

21 Sep 2017

NERC and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are inviting research proposals under the Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources call.

Global Challenges Research Fund workshop outcomes

19 Sep 2017

View the workshop booklet and copies of the speakers' presentations from this month's NERC GCRF community engagement workshop titled 'Sustainable Development Goal interactions: The role of environment science'.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants (outline bids)

Closing date: 21 Nov
2017

13 Sep 2017

Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes - Town hall meeting

Closing date: 20 Sep
2017

4 Sep 2017

A town hall meeting is to be held in October 2017 to provide a forum for discussion of the science challenges and possible approaches to undertaking the research and provide an opportunity to broker potential collaborations and partnerships.

Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Nov
2017

4 Sep 2017

Proposals are invited for a new £8 million research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & socio-economic impacts & processes.

UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative - Expressions of interest for workshop

Closing date: 19 Sep
2017

1 Sep 2017

The Research Councils UK are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in a joint workshop (20-24 November 2017, Shanghai) to explore opportunities for UK-China collaboration in the area of antibacterial resistance.

2017 Deep Volatiles programme fall meeting

21 Aug 2017

The next programme meeting is taking place in Puerto da la Cruz, Tenerife. Over 70 delegates from all over the UK, Europe and the USA will be attending.

MOSAiC - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 31 Jan
2018

15 Aug 2017

Proposals are invited under a new research programme which will provide the opportunity for participation in the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) initiative.

Update on NERC strategic programme areas

8 Aug 2017

Announcing the outcome of the Science Board's consideration of two potential strategic programme areas (SPAs) at their July meeting.

Announcement of Opportunity: Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment

Closing date: 27 Sep
2017

26 Jul 2017

NERC is inviting outline proposals for research under a new NERC funded programme on Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment.

Changing Arctic Ocean: First science meeting

Closing date: 5 Sep
2017

13 Jul 2017

A first science meeting for the Changing Arctic Ocean programme is being held at the Glasgow Science Centre on 28-29 September 2017.

Marine Sensors Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Aug
2017

20 Jun 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a new jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) that will deliver 'proof of concept' biogeochemical and biological sensors projects for autonomous observations in the marine and aquatic environment.

Announcement of Opportunity: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative (EEF)

Closing date: 15 May
2017

21 Apr 2017

NERC invites applications to join an advisory group that will provide an independent and impartial steer to activities under the Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative (EEF).

Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity second call

Closing date: 14 Sep
2017

20 Apr 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and Germany on Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry.

£8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

20 Apr 2017

New research will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jun
2017

28 Mar 2017

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on improving understanding of shelf sea ecosystem function using integrated autonomous observing systems.

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry final science meeting

Closing date: 17 May
2016

21 Mar 2017

All researchers directly involved in the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme, either through research grant awards, research studentships, SSB cruise participation or SSB programme management, are invited to the final science meeting on 5-6 June 2017 at the University of Winchester.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity June 2017

Closing date: 6 Jun
2017

21 Mar 2017

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF). The IOF scheme provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded science.

GeoBus for the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme

16 Mar 2017

NERC is funding 'GeoBus' to support the engagement of industry and the public with the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme.

Third round of funded highlight topic projects announced

14 Mar 2017

NERC is pleased to announce the third set of projects funded under the highlight topics route - one of our ways of funding strategic research.

Cut-off for ideas for strategic research - 2017

13 Mar 2017

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.

Announcement of Opportunity: Scoping group for enhancing resilience of UK peatlands

Closing date: 23 Mar
2017

7 Mar 2017

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme on enhancing resilience of UK peatlands.

Research outcomes data collection - A vital part of environmental science

7 Mar 2017

The research councils are currently gathering the outcomes of the research we support in universities and institutes, via our annual Researchfish® data collection exercise.

ACSIS - OSNAP - RAPID joint science meeting

Closing date: 20 Aug
2017

6 Mar 2017

A meeting bringing together scientists from three UK programmes and the wider UK science community to explore change and variability in the North Atlantic climate system (atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere) is being held on 19-21 September 2017 at Wolfson College, Oxford.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research - 2017

16 Feb 2017

NERC will scope two new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2017.

Announcement of Opportunity: India-UK Water Quality

Closing date: 30 Mar
2017

16 Feb 2017

NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) jointly invite proposals to a new three-year research programme to improve water quality.

Valuing Nature Placement Scheme 2017

Closing date: 30 Jan
2017

19 Dec 2016

Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £130,000 is available to support the placements.

Announcement of Opportunity: UK Droughts & Water Scarcity

Closing date: 19 Jan
2017

12 Dec 2016

Proposals are invited for the second phase of funding, known as Work Package 4 (WP4) of the UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Programme funded by NERC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management - Outline bids

Closing date: 21 Feb
2017

12 Dec 2016

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management programme.

UK and Chinese scientists join forces to advance understanding of the evolution of the biosphere

22 Nov 2016

NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are jointly supporting a new strategic research programme Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience.

NERC announces details of the Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems moderating panel

10 Nov 2016

The moderating panel which will consider applications made to the call which closed on 28 July 2016, will meet on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

Announcement of Opportunity: RoSES

Closing date: 15 Dec
2016

7 Oct 2016

Proposals are invited under a new research programme - Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES).

Marine Ecosystem - Annual science meeting 2016

30 Sep 2016

Annual Science meeting will be held in York on 4-6 October 2016.

India-UK Joint Centre on Water Security officially launched

27 Sep 2016

A water security initiative between major India and UK research funding bodies is announced today.

The Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) - Workshop

Closing date: 6 Oct
2016

27 Sep 2016

A workshop will be held to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will take full advantage of potential collaborative opportunities.

Announcement of Opportunity: Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere

Closing date: 10 Nov
2016

16 Sep 2016

NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, BEIS, the Met Office and STFC are inviting research proposals for a new four-year research programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere.

2016 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 10 Oct
2016

17 Aug 2016

The UK IODP team are pleased to announce the 2016 general conference will be held on the 15 November 2016 in London.

RCUK welcomes HM Treasury statement on continuity of funding under Horizon 2020

15 Aug 2016

Research Councils UK welcomes the statement made by HM Treasury on continuity of funding for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, published on 13 August.

Visiting students from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

26 Jul 2016

The Deep Volatiles programme recently played host to three visiting students from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 8 Sep
2016

25 Jul 2016

Full proposals from successful initial applicants are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Indian Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and Ministry of Earth Sciences and Department of Biotechnology in India.

Understanding the Pathways to and Impacts of a 1.5°C Rise in Global Temperature: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 18 Aug
2016

1 Jul 2016

NERC and DECC are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme that aims to undertake research to address the novel national and international research needs arising from the Paris Agreement.

Valuing Nature tipping points call assessment panel: Panel membership

30 Jun 2016

Valuing Nature programme ecosystem stocks and tipping points call: NERC announces details of the assessment panel.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Small grants

Closing date: 9 Aug
2016

15 Jun 2016

NERC is inviting proposals under the Soil Security programme for research projects costing between £150,000 and £250,000 (80% full economic cost), and of up to 24 months' duration.

Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 6 Sep
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, AHRC & ESRC invite proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience to environmental hazards in developing countries. All proposals are expected to take an inter-disciplinary approach, bringing together environmental science with social science and arts and humanities.

Towards a Sustainable Earth: The environment-human landscape - Pre-announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Jun
2016

26 May 2016

NERC, ESRC and The Rockefeller Foundation are announcing an opportunity to develop a view of past and current research and innovation relating to the policy landscape surrounding the UN Global Goals.

Marine Integrated Autonomous Observing Systems Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 28 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

Proposals are invited for a new research programme on improving understanding of shelf sea ecosystem function using integrated autonomous observing systems.

BETR Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 27 Jul
2016

26 May 2016

NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are inviting proposals to the Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience (BETR) strategic research programme.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of awards

25 May 2016

NERC, together with the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), is investing £6·2 million in projects exploring the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance.

UK and Chinese scientists partner on earthquake research programme

5 May 2016

A research partnership between the UK and China will develop new expertise on increasing resilience to natural disasters.

Highlight topics announcement and ideas cut-off postponed

27 Apr 2016

NERC has decided to delay the announcement of the third round of highlight topics announcement of opportunity

New funded highlight topic projects announced

15 Apr 2016

NERC is pleased to announce the second set of projects funded under the highlight topics route - one of our ways of funding strategic research.

Newton Amazon announcement

14 Apr 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed to support two projects under the joint NERC-FAPESP programme 'Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources'.

Sustainable Gas Futures: One consortium project awarded

11 Apr 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed to support one consortium project.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2016 grants

Closing date: 17 May
2016

9 Mar 2016

The ESPA-2016 Grants call is for research synthesis projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points

Closing date: 5 May
2016

8 Mar 2016

NERC announces a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity May 2016

Closing date: 19 May
2016

29 Feb 2016

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystems for sustainable resource exploitation in the deep ocean scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

NERC invites applications to join a scoping group that will develop the science case for a potential strategic research programme

Announcement of opportunity: Southern Ocean's role in the Earth system scoping group

Closing date: 8 Mar
2016

19 Feb 2016

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

Valuing Nature programme health & wellbeing call: NERC, AHRC and ESRC announce details of the moderating panel

16 Feb 2016

The moderating panel which will consider applications made to the health and wellbeing call that closed on 22 September 2015 will meet on Friday 26 February 2016.

NERC announces new call for ideas for strategic research

15 Feb 2016

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for strategic research.

NERC scopes new areas for strategic research - 2016

11 Feb 2016

NERC will scope three new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments over spring 2016.

International Opportunities Fund - Important changes effective from 2016

1 Feb 2016

Following an internal review in 2015, NERC is introducing a number of important changes to the International Opportunities Fund scheme, effective from 2016.

CZO - Five funded projects

14 Jan 2016

As part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have agreed to support five projects.

Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity: Outline proposals

Closing date: 8 Dec
2015

26 Oct 2015

Outline proposals are invited under a new research programme - The Changing Arctic Ocean: Implication for marine biology & biogeochemistry.

Changing Arctic Ocean Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 30 Oct
2015

26 Oct 2015

A workshop will be held on the 5 November 2015 in order to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will effectively use the planned programme cruises and maximise collaboration opportunities.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

22 Oct 2015

Research Grant full proposals from successful outline applicants are invited for the AMR in the Real World programme, funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC and with potential co-funding from AHRC.

UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry: 2015 annual science meeting

Closing date: 10 Nov
2015

7 Oct 2015

All researchers directly involved in the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme (either through research grant awards, research studentships, SSB cruise participation or SSB programme management) were invited to the 2015 annual science meeting on 24-25 November 2015.

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015 - Full proposals

Closing date: 7 Jan
2016

15 Sep 2015

Full proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) programme funded by the Department for International Development and NERC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Research fellowship awards

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

15 Sep 2015

NERC and the Scottish Government are inviting proposals for fellowship awards of up to three years' duration.

Sustainable Gas Futures: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 10 Nov
2015

11 Sep 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Sustainable Gas Futures' call.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of Opportunity: Pump Priming Grants

Closing date: 3 Dec
2015

24 Aug 2015

Pump Priming Grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of Opportunity: Research Grant Outlines

Closing date: 6 Oct
2015

4 Aug 2015

Outline research grant applications are invited for the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World programme, co-funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC, with potential co-funding from AHRC.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World town meeting

Closing date: 27 Aug
2015

4 Aug 2015

NERC is inviting applications to attend a town meeting in central London where attendees can exchange ideas, discuss potential projects and identify collaborators. It is intended primarily for prospective applicants to the programme, but will also be beneficial for potential collaborators and those interested in the programme from the perspective of future engagement.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2015

Closing date: 24 Sep
2015

30 Jul 2015

NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund.

Valuing Nature - Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call workshop

30 Jun 2015

To support the Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing call the Valuing Nature programme coordination team are running an event on 14 July 2015 at Austin Court in Birmingham from 10:30 to 16:00.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China - Guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 20 Aug
2015

26 Jun 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake Prone Regions of China programme, funded by NERC, ESRC and NSFC.

Understanding & Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 2 Sep
2015

12 Jun 2015

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) invited research proposals under the 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This is now closed.

2015 UK IODP General Conference

Closing date: 12 Sep
2015

11 Jun 2015

The 2015 UK IODP General Conference will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne on 25 September 2015.

2015 UK IODP Student Conference

Closing date: 12 Sep
2015

11 Jun 2015

The UK IODP Student Conference will take place on 22-24 September 2015 at Deneholme House, Northumberland.

Call for proposals for the EuroScience Open Forum

Closing date: 1 Jun
2015

27 May 2015

The organisers of the 2016 EuroScience Open Forum, supported by RCUK, are seeking proposals for science-based seminars, workshops and debates on research and policy issues, showcasing the potential of science and technology to transform our lives.

Joint Programme on Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jul
2015

18 May 2015

NERC and the Met Office are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme - Understanding and Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales.

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) - DFID/NERC workshop announcement

Closing date: 25 May
2015

15 May 2015

DFID and NERC invite interested parties to a workshop on 4 June 2015 in London; the outputs of this workshop will inform a call for proposals that will be announced under the SHEAR programme in June 2015.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards In Earthquake-prone regions in China, Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 9 Jun
2015

21 Apr 2015

Expression of interest applications are invited for the IRNHiC programme, funded by NERC and ESRC in the UK (supported by the Newton Fund) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Pre-announcement: Joint NERC / AHRC / ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health and Wellbeing

27 Mar 2015

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council are planning a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme.

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity guidance for full proposals

Closing date: 7 May
2015

25 Mar 2015

Full proposals from successful Expression of Interest applicants are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

Announcement of Opportunity: The Changing Arctic Ocean scoping group

Closing date: 30 Mar
2015

17 Mar 2015

Applications are invited to join a scoping group to develop the science case for a potential new research programme on 'The Changing Arctic Ocean - implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry'.

Biosphere Evolution & Resilience Announcement of Opportunity: China workshop

Closing date: 27 Mar
2015

12 Mar 2015

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Nanjing on 4-6 May 2015 on Biosphere Evolution & Resilience.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity April 2015

Closing date: 30 Apr
2015

6 Mar 2015

NERC is inviting proposals to its International Opportunities Fund (IOF).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: India workshop

Closing date: 16 Mar
2015

13 Feb 2015

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop in Delhi, India.

CZO Announcement of Opportunity: A UK China Collaboration

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

26 Jan 2015

Applicants submitting expressions of interest for this programme are advised to consider making provisional preparations to attend the workshop in Nanjing, China in April 2015, should their application be successful.

RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting 2015

23 Jan 2015

Abstract submission has now closed for the RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting 2015 'Towards a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation via observation modelling and synthesis'.

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions

23 Jan 2015

Three-year research grants funded through the Newton Fund will be available to support UK and Chinese natural and social scientists in substantial research collaborations which aim to increase the resilience of communities through reducing risks from multiple natural hazards in earthquake-prone regions in China. A call is expected to open by March 2015.

Belmont Forum funding decision

16 Jan 2015

The Belmont Forum has announced a final funding decision for the call on Food Security and Land Use Change - Type 2 (medium to long-term integrated projects).

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: Research funding

Closing date: 6 Mar
2015

6 Jan 2015

Expression of Interest applications are invited for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme, funded by NERC and MRC in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and NSFC in China.

Sustainable Gas Futures Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Closing date: 13 Jan
2015

22 Dec 2014

NERC invites applications from UK scientists and industry representatives to attend a jointly organised workshop with FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil on 25-27 February 2015.

Workshop to identify NERC marine equipment requirements

Closing date: 12 Jan
2015

1 Dec 2014

A workshop will be held on 15 January 2015 in London to engage the wider scientific community in developing plans for NERC marine equipment requirements over the next ten years.

Applying to use HPC services

1 Dec 2014

If you have been approved for funding and are intending to use ARCHER in 2015-16, please submit your new application or continuation form by 28 February 2015.

Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales - Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 15 Dec
2014

21 Nov 2014

Applications are invited to attend a one-day workshop, on 2 February 2015, to develop a programme of research.

Coordinators for Valuing Nature programme appointed

12 Nov 2014

NERC have appointed the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to coordinate work on the Valuing Nature programme.

Announcement of Opportunity: Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards - UK / China workshop

Closing date: 16 Oct
2014

7 Oct 2014

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Chengdu on 19-22 November 2014.

Belmont Forum: Freshwater security - mid-term projects meeting

26 Sep 2014

The mid-term projects meeting for the freshwater security theme will be held alongside AGU in San Francisco, USA, on 13 December 2014.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 23 Oct
2014

23 Sep 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) 2014 Regional Consortium Grants Call funded by DFID and NERC. 

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2014

Closing date: 25 Sep
2014

8 Aug 2014

Proposals are invited for the 2014 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways - Consortia awards

Closing date: 2 Oct
2014

21 Jul 2014

NERC invites proposals for consortium projects for the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways.

2014 UK IODP Conference

Closing date: 21 Aug
2014

3 Jul 2014

The 2014 UK IODP Conference will be taking place at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 5 November 2014.

Future Climate for Africa - Frequently asked questions

12 Jun 2014

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents have been published for the two currently open FCFA calls.

Security of Supply of Mineral Resources - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 17 Jul
2014

23 May 2014

NERC invites SoS Mineral Resources catalyst grant holders to submit proposals for large grants of up to four years' duration.

Valuing Natural Capital - Call for workshop participants

Closing date: 16 Jun
2014

21 May 2014

NERC are seeking participants for a strategic ideas brokerage workshop on 21-22 July 2014. £1·9m has been allocated to fund the research arising from the workshop and subsequent call.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Nature programme discipline-hopping fellowships

Closing date: 14 Aug
2014

13 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers wishing to develop their research expertise in a different discipline.

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

Closing date: 2 Jun
2014

9 May 2014

NERC and the Medical Research Council are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Consortia awards

Closing date: 30 Jul
2014

2 May 2014

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC is inviting proposals for consortia projects requesting funds between £1m and £2.5m (80% FEC), and of up to three years' duration.

Omics Announcement of Opportunity: NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics

Closing date: 1 Oct
2014

2 May 2014

NERC invites applications for NERC Independent Research Fellowships in the priority area of Bioinformatics to deliver part of the Omics research programme. 

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate for Africa - Regional Consortium Grants 2014

Closing date: 15 Jul
2014

1 May 2014

Outline proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC.

Announcement of Opportunity: Future Climate For Africa - Global Climate Model Development for Africa 2014

Closing date: 5 Aug
2014

1 May 2014

Full proposals are invited under a major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by DFID and NERC. Notification of intent is required by 2 June 2014.

New funding for African climate research

4 Apr 2014

The Department for International Development and Natural Environment Research Council announce a new £20m 5-year research programme 'Future Climate for Africa'.

Announcement of Opportunity: UPGro Consortium Grants 2014 (Full proposals)

Closing date: 19 Jun
2014

3 Apr 2014

Full proposals are requested from invited applicants for the second stage of the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa (UPGro) 2014 Consortium Grants call funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC

UK IODP Announcement of Opportunity: Site Survey Investigations (SSIs)

Closing date: 2 Dec
2014

3 Apr 2014

NERC invites proposals for Site Survey Investigations to maximise impact from the third phase of UK IODP (2013-2018).

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2014

Closing date: 22 Apr
2014

2 Apr 2014

International Opportunities Fund now accepts joint proposals to NERC-FAPESP under the terms of the RCUK/FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding.

ESPA Announcement of Opportunity: 2014 grants

Closing date: 14 May
2014

27 Feb 2014

The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation.

Radioactivity & the Environment launch event

17 Feb 2014

An event to launch the Radioactivity & the Environment (RATE) programme will be held on Thursday 6 March 2014, 12:00 - 16:30.

Announcement of Opportunity: Soil Security - Programme coordinator

Closing date: 8 Apr
2014

6 Feb 2014

Applications are invited for a Soil Programme Coordinator to lead, manage and coordinate activities within the Soil Security programme.

Environmental Microbiology & Human Health Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 24 Mar
2014

3 Feb 2014

The Environmental Microbiology & Human Health programme is inviting Outline Bids for research in the topics of aquatic microbiology and bioaerosols.

Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation Announcement of Opportunity: European Climate

Closing date: 23 Jan
2014

14 Nov 2013

Outline proposals are invited for a new research programme - Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation: European Climate.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Knowledge Exchange Grants

Closing date: 14 Jan
2014

30 Oct 2013

The Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme is inviting applications for Knowledge Exchange Grants.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Improving modelling capability

Closing date: 5 Dec
2013

29 Oct 2013

NERC and Defra are inviting applications to improve modelling capability in support of integrated catchment management across the UK.

International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity 2013

Closing date: 17 Oct
2013

9 Aug 2013

Proposals are invited for the 2013 Calls of the NERC International Opportunities Fund regarding Pump-Priming grants and the Pump-Priming Plus grants.

Belmont Forum and FACCE-JPI Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 30 Sep
2013

17 Jul 2013

Proposals are invited to this joint funding call between the Belmont Forum and the Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI), on the theme of Food Security & Land-use Change.

BESS Announcement of Opportunity: Call for workshops

21 Feb 2013

This funding call is for workshops which contribute to the goals of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme.