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Improve the sustainability of urban systems and infrastructure

Apply for funding to develop research networks that will focus on improving the sustainability of urban systems and infrastructure.

You must be:

  • a UK resident
  • based at an eligible research organisation.

You can apply for one of three networks on:

  • green infrastructure development
  • low carbon connected digital infrastructure
  • sustainable urban systems.

Information management framework for environmental digital twins

Apply for funding to develop a roadmap for an information management framework (IMF) for environmental ‘digital twins’.

Digital twins are virtual representations of an object or system updated from real-time data. They use simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making.

You and your organisation must be eligible for NERC funding.

Site survey investigations for scientific ocean drilling

Apply for funding for a site survey investigation. The data from your investigation will help the scientific community develop future ocean drilling expeditions.

Your site survey investigation can be either:

  • ship-borne, gathering new data
  • virtual, using existing data.

You must be a UK-based researcher employed at an eligible research organisation.

Role of environment in health benefits of connecting with nature

Apply for funding to explore the role of environmental quality in the potential health benefits of connecting with nature.

You must be:

  • an existing network of researchers and practitioners working on links between the environment, health and wellbeing, and health equity
  • eligible for UKRI funding.

Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive

Apply for funding to explore and improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within environmental science.

You must be employed by an eligible UK research institution.

Your project can last up to six months. It must start no later than 1 December 2021 and be completed by 31 May 2022.

NERC independent research fellowship 2021

Apply for funding to become an independent research fellow.

You must:

  • be an early career researcher
  • hold a PhD qualification or expect to submit your thesis before the fellowship interview.

You are not eligible to apply if you hold a tenured academic post or academic position at lecturer level.

Synthesising evidence in economics of biodiversity

Apply for funding to synthesise current evidence and identify future research opportunities for the upcoming Economics of Biodiversity programme.

Your project should focus on terrestrial and freshwater habitats. You must be based at a UK organisation eligible for NERC funding.

Research the hidden histories of environmental science

Apply for funding to research how UK environmental science can learn from the past.

You will consider colonial history and different cultural perceptions.

Your project team must include:

  • at least one eligible arts and humanities researcher
  • at least one eligible environmental science researcher.

Engaging the public with environmental science 2021

Apply for funding to develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science.

To apply your team must include a UK researcher eligible for UKRI funding. NERC welcomes applicants from research and non-research focused organisations.

Understanding environmental change in Inuit Nunangat

Apply for funding to investigate changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat.

You must be:

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

Your project must include:

  • an Inuk, Inuit organisation or community representative involved as either principal or co-investigator.

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