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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

NERC Partnership Grants

(8 March 2006)

The Natural Environment Research Council seeks to increase collaborative research in order to help the transfer of knowledge gained in research to users. The partnership research grant scheme aims to facilitate and promote joint research activities between academic researchers and partners in public or private sector organisations. Project partners may be:

•private sector companies (non-UK companies must be able to demonstrate a significant manufacturing and research base in the UK);

•public sector organisations including local, regional and national authorities, regulators, non-departmental public bodies, non-governmental organisations and charities.

Project partners must be able to provide co-funding in cash, or in kind (or both) equal to the funds sought from NERC. Partnership research grants are for a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs and usually provide funding for up to three years. NERC will pay the standard proportion of 80 per cent of full economic costing.

Deadline: 1 July and 1 December annually