NERC Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund Launches 2019 Call

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund supports UK environmental science researchers to develop new, ‘best with best’ international partnerships and networks, which underpin the development of long-term sustainable collaborations.

Proposed collaborations may involve international research partner(s) from any country and in any science area within NERC remit. However multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collaborations with international partners are welcomed.

Supported activities may include, but are not limited to, programmes of exchange visits, scoping studies, proof of concept studies and workshops.

Standard NERC Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator eligibility rules will apply. Proposals must include at least one international project partner. New Investigators, who are seeking to collaborate with new international research partners, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The total annual budget for the call will be £1 million. Grants of up to a maximum of £100,000 (100% full economic cost) over two years will be available.

The Call follows a two-stage application process, with a deadline for the mandatory Notification of Intent of 15 April 2019.

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