This fund allows researchers to respond quickly to transient and unexpected scientific opportunities. These may be events affecting the environment like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
The aim is to help researchers collect valuable data at the start of the event before other events and actions affect the data collection.
You can apply if you are a research group or an individual based at a UK university or other approved institution. We welcome unsolicited ideas for pure, applied or policy-driven environmental research that seeks to answer clearly-defined science questions.
We will fund up to 80% of your project’s full economic cost to a maximum of £52,000.