NERC Large grants
2018 closing dates:
- Outline proposals – opens 1 December 2017, closes 13 March 2018
- Full proposals – to be confirmed
They support adventurous, large-scale and complex research tackling big science questions that cannot be addressed through other NERC funding opportunities.
The minimum funding level for large grant proposals is £1·2 million, 100% (full economic cost). The maximum funding level for large grant proposals is £3·7 million, 100% (full economic cost) with a duration of up to five years.
Research funded via the large grant scheme is expected to have the potential to be world-leading. Proposals will often involve multidisciplinary approaches via inter- or intra-institutional collaboration, although this is not a requirement.
Large grants can address any area of science within the NERC remit, including NERC strategic priorities or new curiosity-driven research challenges.