If you are eligible for a NERC training award or research grant, you can apply for access to NEIF. Please refer to section C of the NERC Research Grants & Fellowships Handbook for more information on eligibility.
Applications to NEIF fall under three categories:
There are two deadlines for submission of applications for consideration at NEIF Panel meetings each year. Applications are submitted online via the NEIF Application Portal.
A completed draft of the application should be provided to the relevant NEIF laboratory at least two weeks before the submission deadline. The requirements of the project must be discussed with the relevant NEIF laboratory at the earliest possible opportunity.
To prepare an application you should:
When you submit the form online you will be prompted to attach the Case for Support and CV. Ideally please keep the application document size down to 2MB by conversion to PDF. Otherwise you may need to resend it when we acknowledge receipt of the application. If you need any help with filling in the form please contact the facility.
Applications will be graded by the relevant NEIF Reviewer Panel appointed by NERC; these meet twice a year.
The next application deadline is the 26th March 2021.NEIF Application Portal - Apply now
NEIF has an ongoing review and improvement process. Feedback is requested on an annual basis via an anonymous user survey. If you would like to make a general comment now please use the form on the Contact page, alternatively please contact the Chair of the relevant Reviewer Panel to submit formal feedback.