Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science.



Funding opportunities

Undertake activities related to scientific ocean drilling

Apply for funding to undertake small-scale activities related to scientific ocean drilling.

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

Activities could include:

  • workshops or events
  • training
  • outreach.

You can apply for this scheme at any time during the current phase of the research programme (2020 to 2024).

Environmental sciences: global partnerships seedcorn fund 2022

Apply for funding to create new global partnerships in areas of environmental science.

This opportunity is for principal investigators or new investigators. You must be based at a UK organisation eligible for UKRI finding.


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

Changes to NERC's website

Following the move of NERC funding opportunities and news to the UKRI website, this summer we are starting to move more of NERC’s web content to the new integrated site.

Use the content listing above and search the NERC’s website for other NERC content.

Read more about the work in the UKRI councils are moving to item.

NOTE Council web content is being transitioned to this website – let us know if you have feedback or would like to help us test new developments.