Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Pre-announcement: Integrating finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future

Apply for funding to create research networks to integrate finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding.

You will:

  • develop research networks that will convene and catalyse a multi-stakeholder community
  • support projects to explore the gaps and integration between the financial system and biodiversity.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £150,000. NERC will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

Projects must last 12 months.

This is a pre-announcement and the information may change.

The funding opportunity will open in May 2022. More information will be available on this page by then.

What we're looking for

Apply for funding in the first phase of a new £5,000,000 interdisciplinary Nature Positive Future (NPF) programme aimed at aligning financial decision-making with the value of biodiversity.

Funding can be sought to:

  • develop research networks that will convene and catalyse a multi-stakeholder community
  • support proof-of-concept projects to explore the gaps and integration between the financial system and biodiversity.

At least £1,250,000 is available for 12-month pathfinder network awards.

We will also allocate up to £250,000 for a coordinating and integration function for successful phase one awards.

NERC are looking to fund a range of proof-of-concept proposals as part of this initial stage which will then be invited to apply as part of a wider hub and spoke network(s) in phase two.

A further £3,500,000 over three years is available for this second phase.

The total NPF programme funding is £5,000,000 over four years.

Contact details

Ask about this funding opportunity

Gemma Truelove

Email: gemma.truelove@nerc.ukri.org

Include ‘nature positive programme’ in the subject line.

We aim to respond within five working days.

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