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

Closing date: 25 April 2018

NERC, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) currently jointly support a £5·5 million / 30 million yuan research programme on Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in China (APHH China), with contributions from the Newton Fund in the UK.

The programme is focused on Beijing and aims to increase understanding by undertaking research across the following four themes:

  • sources and emissions of urban atmospheric pollution
  • processes affecting urban atmospheric pollution
  • exposure science and impacts on health
  • interventions and solutions to reduce health impacts

Further details on activities already funded under the APHH China programme can be found on Grants on the Web - external link .

This call launches a second phase of the programme, in which NERC and MRC have a budget of £1·1 million (from the Newton Fund). These funds 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.

UK funds will support UK researchers, with the expectation that Chinese partners will bring in-kind support at the equivalent level of effort. All applications must be collaborations between UK and Chinese researchers, and be submitted to NERC via Je-S, in English.

Only current named participants of the APHH China programme are eligible to submit applications to this call as the lead Principal Investigator, although other expertise outside the current programme may be added as necessary.

The closing date for applications is 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC) on 25 April 2018.

Please see the Announcement of Opportunity document below for full details of the call.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 199KB)


Lisa Hole
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