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Natural Environmental Research Council

The future of Thwaites Glacier and its contribution to sea-level rise

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

This supports research projects that improve both decadal and longer-term, century-to-multi-century, projections of ice loss and sea-level rise originating from Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. The total budget is worth GBP 6.5 million, and NERC anticipates funding between five to eight proposals.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Mar 17

Role of the Southern Ocean in the earth system

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

This programme aims to provide the scientific basis to inform international climate policy on the role of the Southern Ocean carbon system in 21st century global climate change. The total budget is worth up to £5.2 million.

Maximum award: £2,100,000Closing date: 15 Dec 16

Large grants

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These support adventurous, large-scale and complex research tackling big science questions that cannot be addressed through other NERC funding schemes. Grants range between £1.2 million and £3.7m at 100 per cent full economic cost, with a duration of up to five years.

Maximum award: £3,700,000

Closing date: 14 Mar 17 (recurring)

Biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability (BESS) workshop grants

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These are for hosting workshops in any area of biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management. Grants are worth up to £8,000 per workshop or series of workshops.

Maximum award: £8,000

Closing date: None

Collaborative Antarctic science scheme

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

This scheme enables UK researchers to access NERC-British Antarctic Survey research stations and marine science cruises for the purpose of conducting small-scale, fieldwork-based science projects that do not require logistic resources additional to those already allocated to the Antarctic field programme supported by BAS. Funding does not cover salaries, capital equipment or other direct science costs.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 06 Mar 17

Urgency applications

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These allow scientists to respond rapidly to unexpected and transient events affecting the environment. The maximum total project funding is £65,000, and NERC will fund up to 80 per cent of full economic costs. Projects may last for up to 12 months.

Award amount max: £52,000 Closing date: No deadline

Follow-on fund pathfinder grants

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These help researchers undertake the preliminary work required to apply for a follow-on grant. Grants are usually between £7,000 and £10,000 but may be worth up to £20,000.

Award amount max: £20,000 Closing date: No deadline

Biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability workshop grants

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These are for hosting workshops in any area of the biodiversity and ecosystems service sustainability programme. Grants are worth up to £8,000.

Award amount max: £8,000 Closing date: No deadline

 

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