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 within five years of your first employment at lecturer level, or equivalent, at an eligible research organisation
  • not yet have received competitive research funding as a principal investigator.

The full economic cost of your project can be:

  • up to £800,000, for most proposals
  • more than £800,000 only in exceptional cases.

We will usually fund 80% of the full economic cost.

For more information click here.

Closing date: 18 Jan 2022