Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science.



Funding opportunities

Work with US-based researchers on environmental science: NERC-NSF lead agency

Apply for funding to work with US-based researchers on an environmental science application.

Collaborative work is governed by a lead agency agreement between NERC and NSF.

The UK-based applicant must be:

  • based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding
  • employed at lecturer (or equivalent) level or above

UK-Canada sustainable critical minerals research partnerships

Apply for funding to collaborate with a Canadian Alliance Missions critical minerals project to develop UK-Canada partnerships supporting research to enhance resilience and sustainability of critical minerals supply.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding.


Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Polaris House,
North Star Avenue,


NERC next generation environmental modelling community workshop

5 July 2024

The Dilly, 21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH

Policy engagement training programme: phase two

4 September 2024 to 3 October 2024

Online and at London, Stoke-on-Trent, Bath and Glasgow

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