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ONGOING    Opened: 10 March 2022  


Apply for funding to work with US-based researchers on an environmental science proposal.

Collaborative work is governed by an agreement between NERC and NSF.

You must be:

  • based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding
  • employed at lecturer (or equivalent) level or above.

If successful, you will be supported by NERC. The US-based researchers will be supported by NSF.

NERC will fund UK applicants at:

  • 100% of the full economic cost for equipment
  • 80% of the full economic cost for other costs.

Who can apply

UK-based applicants must meet the NERC and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) eligibility criteria.

Learn about individual researchers’ eligibility in NERC’s guidance for applicants.

Eligible UK research organisations include:

  • higher education institutions
  • research council institutes
  • recognised independent research organisations
  • public sector research establishments.

Learn more about eligible organisations.

US-based applicants whose costs are being sought from NSF must be eligible for funding from the relevant NSF solicitations, as their costs will not be covered by NERC.

Involvement in a NSF-NERC full proposal will count towards any individual’s limit on proposal submissions, whether submitted to NSF or NERC. For UK-based applicants, a submission through NSF as the lead agency will count towards the following NERC ‘pushing the frontiers’ funding opportunity deadline as a co-investigator.




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