Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Enhance the policy impact of land use research

Apply for fellowship funding to collaborate with one or more projects from the Landscape Decisions Programme.

You must be based at an organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.

You can be at any career stage as long as you have relevant expertise. If you’re a PhD student, you must have submitted your thesis before starting the fellowship.

During the fellowship you will:

  • work with a national, regional or local government department
  • support the uptake of research to into policy and decision-making
  • introduce solutions and innovations to government policy makers.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £70,000. NERC will fund 80% of the full economic cost, for up to nine months.

This fellowship scheme is run by the Landscape Decisions Programme Coordination Team on behalf of NERC.

Who can apply

Standard NERC eligibility rules apply.

UKRI research and fellowship grants for all schemes may be held at:

  • approved UK higher education institutions (HEIs)
  • approved research council institutes (RCIs)
  • independent research organisations (IROs)
  • public sector research establishments (PSREs).

Full details of approved RCIs, IROs and PSREs can be found on the UKRI website.

Check if you are eligible for research and innovation funding.

Eligibility rules for UK research organisations can be found in section C of the NERC research grant and fellowships handbook.

You can be at any career stage including if you are not yet eligible as a principal or co-investigator for UKRI grants. In this instance you may apply for up to 100% of your time through this fellowship scheme.

You do not need a PhD. However, if you are a current PhD student, you are expected to have submitted your thesis before taking up the fellowship.

Contact details

For all queries, please contact the programme coordination team.


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