Funding Opportunity: Improving Health with Environmental Data


This funding opportunity has the potential to link to the Valuing Nature Research Goal on Human Health and Wellbeing.

Closing date: 12 July 2016

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) are investing up to £600,000 in projects to identify and fill knowledge gaps around the potential of environmental data to improve health outcomes in the UK. This call will focus specifically on using environmental data on air pollution and/or environmental hazards alongside health and biomedical data.

A brokerage event in Edinburgh to identify projects for this call is planned for 10 May 2016. Prospective participants will be invited to apply to attend this event. Participants will then be invited to submit full proposals for studies following the event.

  • Applicants must attend a brokerage event to be held in May in Edinburgh in order to be eligible to submit proposals.
  • It is expected that most, if not all, applications will be for exploratory or feasibility studies.
  • Projects are expected to be short-term (up to 12 months).
  • The funders expect to make approximately 10 awards of approximately £60,000 each (80% FEC).
  • Up to £100,000 of the funding is reserved for projects led by principal investigators (PIs) based at Scottish Higher Education Institutes.

Brokerage event attendees will be invited to submit full proposals - deadline 12 July 2016.

For further details please see the Announcement of Opportunity on the NERC website.