How to apply

If you are eligible for a NERC training award or research grant, you can apply for access to these facilities. You can find out more about your eligibility by reading section C of the NERC research grants handbook. Before submitting your application, it is important that you first seek the advice of staff at the relevant facility. Applications are reviewed twice yearly (in May and November) by the NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee.

Please note that for the May 2018 and Nov 2018 rounds, applications to use the ICSF will only be accepted if the work is in support of a NERC grant or NERC DTP student.

Timetable for application submission and approval

Deadline for application submission: 26 October 2018.

Steering Committee meets: 4–5 December 2018.

Outcome letters released: 7 January 2019.

Application Form for December 2018 will be available from 1 July 2018

To ensure compatibility when submitting your application, please DO NOT USE older versions.


For further information contact Dr Diana Sahy.