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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.

Build a network to research sustainable agri-food for net zero

Apply for funding to develop a research network that will focus on improving the sustainability of the agri-food system.

You must be:

  • based at an eligible UK-based organisation
  • working in a science discipline.

Co-investigators can be from any discipline.

Your network is expected to:

  • focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • build interdisciplinary partnerships
  • involve stakeholders
  • develop future research plans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Incorporating nature into decision making in the finance sector

Apply for funding to enable the sharing of ‘nature and finance’ knowledge and expertise between:

  • academics
  • stakeholders
  • user communities.

You must be based at an eligible UK research organisation.

Your fellowship can focus on any theme or activity around research relevant to the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures.

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.

Build a network to promote academic engagement with catapults

Apply for funding to build a network that will:

  • encourage engagement between academia and the catapult centres
  • deliver the Researchers in Residence awards.

You must:

  • be a UK resident
  • be based at an eligible research organisation
  • have experience of running large centres or networks.

Environmental science: NERC standard and new investigator grants

Apply for funding to carry out a research project in any area of environmental science in the remit of NERC.

You must be:

  • based at an eligible UK research organisation
  • at lecturer level, or equivalent

If applying for a ‘new investigator’ grant, you must also be at the start of your independent scientific career.

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