Applications are invited to NERC’s first round of the 2012/13 Follow-on Fund.
The aim of this scheme is to develop outcomes from previous funding to a stage where commercial opportunities are possible. The fund is open to researchers in UK universities and research council institutes with current or past research council funding.
Funds are typically requested to further develop the scientific or technical aspects of an idea. This may be to strengthen the intellectual property position, carry out further market research or investigate possible licensees.
Applications must be made through the JeS system (https://je-s.rcuk.ac.uk/).
The closing date for applications is 4pm, 6 June 2012.
NERC also funds a Follow-on Fund ‘Pathfinder’ scheme to support small-scale, specific activities that can help develop a better understanding of future work needs and may be beneficial when submitting a full Follow-on Fund application.
For more information and contact details go to http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/followonfund.asp
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.
To find out more, please download the documents you need from the list below.
Eligibility and assessment criteria
Specific guidance – ‘Full’ Follow-on Fund
Specific guidance – Follow-on Fund Pathfinder