Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund - Announcement of Opportunity March 2018

Closing date for Notification of Intent: 30 April 2018

Closing date for Full Proposals: 16:00 BST on 17 May 2018

NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund (GPSF). The Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund allows UK environmental science researchers to forge new partnerships and networks with the best international researchers wherever they are located and seed collaborations that will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the grant.

Proposals for continuation of existing mature international research collaborations and collaborations with a primary focus on research for international development (Official Development Assistance) are ineligible to apply to this scheme and should seek other appropriate sources of funding.

Proposals for Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund grants may request funding of a maximum of £100,000 (at 100% full economic cost) with a duration of up to two years. The full proposal must be submitted using the research councils' Je-S. Applicants should select Proposal Type - 'Standard Proposal' and then select the Scheme - 'Directed International' and the Call - 'Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund 2018'.

General guidance for completing and submitting proposals, and links to required forms, is available in the research grants handbook.

Please see the Announcement of Opportunity below for full details.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 140KB)

Please complete the mandatory online Notification of Intent form, by 30 April 2018. Full applications will not be accepted unless NERC has received a Notification of Intent.

Please note that this call will accept joint proposals to NERC and the Research Council for the State of São Paulo, Brazil (FAPESP) under the terms of the RCUK-FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding. Applicants of joint NERC-FAPESP proposals should read Annex A of the Announcement of Opportunity document before applying and must attach the completed NERC-FAPESP research proposal form as a supporting document.

NERC-FAPESP research proposal form (Word, 43KB)