NERC fellowships - NERC

There are two main fellowships funded by NERC, as well as others funded jointly or by multiple councils. You must apply through the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

Independent research fellowships

Open to early career researchers with a PhD who want to conduct their own environmental research within an eligible host organisation.

Strong applicants will demonstrate convincing evidence of working towards this goal and a high potential to become independent research leaders in the future.

Application dates for independent research fellowships

There is one call per year. Applications open in June and close in October.

More about independent research fellowships

Read more about IRFs on the UKRI funding finder, including eligibility criteria, how to apply and details of closed, open and upcoming opportunities.

Knowledge exchange fellowships

Fellowship scheme for NERC-funded researchers to enable the sharing of knowledge with stakeholders, partners and user communities.

Awards are available for up to three years.

Propose your own programme of work in any area across the NERC remit.

Application dates for knowledge exchange fellowships

There is one call per year. Applications open in October and close in December.

More about knowledge exchange fellowships

Read more about KEFs on the UKRI funding finder, including eligibility criteria, how to apply and details of closed, open and upcoming opportunities.

Last updated: 15 November 2021

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