The NERC fellowship scheme provides opportunities for outstanding early-career environmental scientists to devote their time to:

  • producing research of international importance
  • developing their research careers and research groups
  • developing into recognised science leaders.

2019 IIASA - NERC Collaborative Research Fellowships

Three years of support for promising early career researchers to deliver challenging research and support the development of long-term collaborative working relationships between the UK and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis research communities.

RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Innovation Fellowships

Three-and-a-half-year awards to support early career researchers in exploring interdisciplinary solutions as well as addressing focused sectoral needs, both in the short term and long term, to the economic benefit of the UK.

RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Mobility Fellowships

NERC invites proposals for mobility fellowship awards of between 6-12 months in duration aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy.

Independent Research Fellowships

Five-year awards to support outstanding environmental scientists and enable them to develop their research, start to build a research group and become internationally recognised.

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships focus on accelerating and amplifying economic impact and improvements in the quality of our lives.

How to apply

Information to help you apply for a NERC fellowship and on how to create a Je-S account for submitting proposals.

Training for NERC-funded fellows

NERC offers a variety of training to its fellows, both research and innovation, to complement their research and equip them with a variety of skills to support their career development.

Fellowship eligibility

Full eligibility requirements for all NERC fellowships.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

NERC co-sponsors fellowships awarded by the Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowships Trust.

NERC fellow training bursaries

Training bursaries available for NERC Research and KE Fellows to support leadership skills development.

RCUK Energy Programme Fellowships

The RCUK Energy programme - external link offers interdisciplinary Energy Fellowships.


General fellowship enquiries should be made to .