Before applying for funding, check the following:
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has introduced new role types for funding opportunities being run on the new UKRI Funding Service. For full details, visit Eligibility as an individual.
Project leads and co-leads must meet our standard eligibility criteria.
Who is eligible to apply
This funding opportunity is open to research groups and individuals. We:
- encourage multidisciplinary research and collaborations with other UK organisations
- encourage applications from diverse groups of researchers
- welcome applications from individuals at any career stage, subject to NERC eligibility criteria
Who is not eligible to apply
You may be involved in no more than two applications submitted to this funding opportunity. Only one of these can be as project lead.
Project partners fund their own involvement. We will only fund minor incidental expenses, such as some travel costs, if needed for project partners.
We do not fund overseas organisations, except for specific costs for project co-leads (previously co-investigator) from Norway and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Read more about this in the NERC eligibility guidance for applicants.
You should include all other international collaborators (or UK partners not based at approved organisations) as project partners. This includes organisations from the business or financial sectors.