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. If resubmitting a proposal, please include a cover letter, a copy of the previous application and the previous decision letter alongside the new Case for Support in a single combined PDF. Ideally please keep the application PDF size down to 2MB 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 November 2021.NEIF Application Portal - Apply now