UK IODP GRANTS
The NERC IODP Directed Programme invites applications on any aspect of research related to IODP, or one of its predecessors (ODP and DSDP). For more detailed information please click here for the NERC directed Program Grants page. Applicants should refer to the current conditions and eligibility requirements, which can be found on the NERC website where application forms, procedural information and a research grant guideline booklet can also be obtained. Applicants may also wish to consult the IODP Initial Science Programme.
All successul applicants are asked to fully acknowledge support from the UK IODP Programme in their work.
As of April 1 2005, applications to NERC must be submitted electronically using JeS - no paper copies, or emailed applications will be allowed. This means that potential applicants must ensure that their institution is registered with JeS in order for them to submit applications.
NERC IODP Research Grants
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: For essential information and details on the changes to this scheme please click here.
To support UK membership in the UK Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), NERC has established a Directed Science Programme to enable: UK Scientists to ensure that IODP carries out the best and highest priority science; UK Scientists to participate in and obtain material from drilling legs, and finally to allow UK scientists to capitalize on the results of IODP drilling and UK Technologies to benefit from technological advances in deep sea drilling.
UK IODP Rapid Response Grants
IODP Rapid Response Awards are for the purpose of supporting a limited number of small-scale, short research activities specifically related to IODP Leg objectives. Rapid research grants are typically awarded to assist with initial sample processing costs or small equipment purchases related to IODP involvement. Proposals (no more than 2 pages long) should clearly state the aims, deliverables and the case for support. Where relevant, the proposal should be supported by a statement from an IODP Leg Co-Chief Scientists and/or (for students) from an appropriate member of the departmental academic staff.
Please note that applications for Rapid Response Grants will now need to be costed under FEC requirements. The maximum amount, to include all FEC costings are now £2,750 for Rapid Response Grants. In other words, £2200 (80%) is covered by NERC, the other £550 (20%) is to be recovered from the applicant’s institute.
Rapid Response proposals will be reviewed by members of the UK IODP Steering Committee and awards will be limited by the funds available for this scheme. Although there is no closing date, applications should be submitted by e-mail to the Science Coordinator Dayton Dove as early as possible in advance of the proposed starting date.