Funding Opportunity – Call Information Event 22nd September

NERC – the Natural Environment Research Council – is inviting applications to attend a public engagement call information event in Birmingham. NERC is seeking proposals under this programme for public engagement projects costing up to £20k that must be delivered between January and end of March 2017.

The call information event will be held on Thursday 22nd September 2016. Applications to attend this event will close at 16:00 on Monday 12th September.

This call initiates delivery of NERC’s public engagement strategy through:

  • engaging members of the UK public with relevant contemporary issues of environmental science through delivery of environmental science public engagement activity

  • building public engagement capacity in the environmental science research community and providing opportunities for early career researchers and PhD students to develop skills, practice and embed public engagement in their research careers

  • building partnerships between researchers and publics or public-facing groups, and between research organisations.

Projects will focus on broad, contemporary issues of environmental science, not specific research projects or grants. Total funding of up to £200K is available for this call.

An additional budget is available to provide matched funding up to the total value of the proposal (an additional maximum £20k) to provide training and support for the involvement of early-career researchers and PhD students in public engagement projects.

The closing date for proposals is 16:00 on 3rd November 2016.

Attendance at the information event is free, but applicants must fill out an attendance form before midnight on Monday 12th September. The form is available here.

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