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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.