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Virtual site surveys for scientific ocean drilling

Apply for funding for a virtual site survey investigation (VSSI) to support the development of proposals for an International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) drilling expedition.

A VSSI uses existing geophysical data.

You must be:

  • from an eligible UK research organisation
  • eligible for NERC funding.

Statement of community need: NERC scientific support and facilities

Tell us what you need from the next generation of NERC’s scientific support and facilities (S&F).

We want to hear about S&F ideas that are essential to the delivery of environmental science over the next five to 10 years.

This is not a funding opportunity. We will use your ideas to design future funding opportunities.

Expression of interest: transforming UK food systems for health and environment

Apply for funding to support interdisciplinary research aiming to transform the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment.

Your project can be led by an eligible UK-based researcher in any discipline and must collaborate with at least one stakeholder organisation.

This funding is from the Strategic Priorities Fund.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund 2021

Apply for support to develop new long-term partnerships with international researchers.

Your partnership can be in any research area from across NERC’s remit and must have the potential to become self-sustaining.

You and your organisation must be eligible for NERC funding and you must not hold another active Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund grant, as a PI or Co-I, at the closing date for this grant.

Interventions to reduce antibiotic resistance or transmission

Apply for funding to develop or test interventions to reduce the transmission of antibiotic resistance.

UK-based researchers must apply as part of a transnational consortium.

Your project must focus on at least two One Health areas:

  • human health
  • animal health
  • environmental health.

NERC highlight topics

You can apply for funding for research projects which address environmental challenges covered by six new highlight topics.

Your proposal must address issues within a single highlight topic.

Projects can last up to four years.

You must be a resident in the UK and employed by an eligible UK research organisation.

Daphne Jackson fellowship

These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break. Fellowships combine a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project. They are flexible, usually lasting two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent, although some UKRI funders may award longer.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships help businesses to partner with an academic organisation, research organisation or a Catapult, to employ a graduate with the skills and knowledge that can help the business to innovate and grow.

NERC urgency funding

This fund allows researchers to respond quickly to transient and unexpected scientific opportunities. These may be events affecting the environment like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

You can apply if you are a research group or individual based at a UK university or other approved institution. We will fund up to 80% of your project’s cost.

NERC large grant

This funding opportunity supports innovative, large-scale and complex research tackling big science questions. You can apply for funding between £1.2 million and £3.7 million (at 100% full economic cost) for projects lasting up to five years. We will fund 80% of your project’s full economic cost.

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