Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

News and guidance from funder

Below are selected NERC-related items included in recent Research Services News Bulletins, as well as selected guidance documents directly from the funder. This is not a comprehensive listing of NERC news – you can also subscribe directly to NERC news feeds and email alerts on the NERC website.

RS News and funder guidanceLast updated
NERC: new chair appointed to NERC Strategic Programme Advisory Group 23-Mar-15
NERC: introduction of demand management measures for standard grants 27-Feb-15
NERC: Research Grants and Fellowship Handbook updated 12-Dec-14
NERC: part-time Chair vacancy for Science & Innovation Strategy Board (deadline: 11 Dec 2014) 21-Nov-14
NERC: new appointment to Council 30-Oct-14
NERC and NSF join forces to simplify UK-US collaboration process 19-Sep-14
NERC: Strategic Programme Advisory Group appointments 23-May-14
NERC: call for ideas for strategic research priorities 2-May-14
NERC strategy: changes to NERC funding streams 10-Apr-14
RCUK and individual Councils' Impact Reports 2013 20-Mar-14
NERC: new approach to strategic research 28-Feb-14

Guidance from Research Services

Guidance from Research ServicesLast updated
Meeting RCUK Open Access Requirements at Oxford  
Research data management funder requirements at Oxford  
X5 costings and grant applications checklist (equipment and survey costs) (148kb) Aug-13
NERC Briefing Note for the Vice-Chancellor, Feb 2013 (405kb) 11-Feb-13
Notes about visit to Oxford by NERC's CE, Prof Duncan Wingham, 7 Feb 2013 (426kb) 11-Feb-13

Electronic Submission Systems and Processes

 System and Processes
Je-S Je-S log-in page
Application Process on Je-S (incl. how to create an account)
Tips: Je-S application form and X5 costings
Guidance for Departmental Approvers
Peer Review and Monitoring Applications
Offer Acceptances and Start Certificates
Grant Maintenance
Academic Reporting and Expenditure Statements
Je-S Handbook
Researchfish Researchfish log-in page

Background information on the NERC

Funder's website
Funding Guide See Forms and Handbooks to all NERC funding opportunities
NERC funding opportunities On the NERC website
NERC Research Income at Oxford 2012/13: Oxford received £7.2M  (14th largest research funder of the University)
Applications and Award Activity at Oxford 2012/13: 72 applications submitted to the value of £30.2M. 51 new NERC awards accepted worth £11.3M, including financial amendments to existing awards (University financial year Aug-Jul)
Success Rates 2012/13 - by volume of applications (excl. Research Fellowship applications)
National average: 26%. Oxford: 46%. (NERC financial year Apr-Mar)
See the NERC website.