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

Closing date (full bid proposals): 16:00 on 10 January 2018

NERC is inviting full bid proposals for research under a new NERC funded programme on Emerging Risks of Chemicals in the Environment. This £6 million research programme aims to conduct research to predict how the environment and its functioning will respond to chemical exposure in the UK. The anticipated high level outcome is a move towards a transformation in the way chemical risk assessment is considered: one in which ecological relevance and sustainable ecosystems are given much greater emphasis.

Proposals should focus on addressing issues that regulators or industry are currently facing or might face in the future and concerning chemicals whose environmental impacts have yet to be explored; NERC is not seeking research on chemical issues where the environmental impact is reasonably well understood.

Projects must be no more than £1·9 million (at 80% full economic cost) for four years and will be expected to start in September 2018. It is expected that the programme will support up to three projects.

Please note that only applicants successful at the outline proposal stage can submit full proposals

Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.

Announcement of Opportunity - Full proposals (PDF, 180KB)


For further information about this Announcement of Opportunity, please contact:

James Box
07928 525444