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Coronavirus: NERC COVID-19 public engagement grant

23 April 2020


New funding opportunity for projects that aim to address the impact of coronavirus

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting proposals for public engagement with environmental science which understand, address or mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Social distancing and the closure of many public institutions present major challenges to engagement, to research and to society. Public engagement with environmental science can respond to these in a positive way.

This funding aims to help researchers to find different and better methods of engagement that they would not otherwise be able to implement. It could also help researchers to find alternative ways to gather data that would otherwise be collected on fieldwork which can no longer go ahead.

NERC intends to fund projects costing up to £10,000 each with a total budget of £50,000.

Successful projects must be completed by 31 March 2021. The closing date for proposals is 16:00 (BST) Wednesday 13 May 2020. You must submit your proposals via email.

For more information, download the announcement of opportunity (PDF, 213K).

If you have any questions about this opportunity, contact Hannah Lacey, NERC's Public Engagement Programme Manager.


First published 23 April