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NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for highlight topics (deadline: 4 May)

NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through highlight topics. NERC would welcome ideas from both researchers and those who use environmental science research.


Ideas have a lifetime of a single round to ensure they remain timely, and resubmission is required if you would like your idea to be considered again. NERC encourages submitters to use their feedback and the ideas guidance to decide whether to resubmit ideas for future rounds.


NERC encourages ideas from all parts of the environmental science community and NERC staff are available to discuss potential ideas and provide advice. If you have any queries on the process, or would like advice on a potential idea, please contact us at [email protected] in the first instance, and we will put you in touch with a NERC colleague who can help.


Ideas for new highlight topics should be submitted by 4 May 2023 using the online form. Guidance explaining what we are looking for, how to submit ideas and how NERC staff can help, is available in the guidance for developing and submitting ideas for strategic research highlight topics document.


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