Highlight topics announcement and ideas cut-off postponed

27 April 2016

NERC has decided to delay the announcement of the third round of highlight topics announcement of opportunity so that we can fully assess the impact of the Global Challenge Research Fund on NERC's future strategic science investments. We had previously indicated the announcement of opportunity was expected in May, and we will postpone this announcement until later in the summer.

We had a good response to the first three rounds and the cut-off for ideas for the fourth round of highlight topics was due to be 9 May. As we are slowing the commissioning process, we will also extend the period of the call for more ideas. Ideas already received for this round will remain under consideration and the new cut-off date will be announced in due course.

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