NERC Responsive Mode

NERC Responsive Mode funding supports excellent research in response to unsolicited ideas from research groups, teams or individuals, in any area relevant to the remit of NERC.

In 2015 NERC implemented demand management measures for their Responsive Mode rounds (including New Investigators). The University of Oxford has been issued with a cap of nine applications for each of the July 2018 and January 2019 rounds. All Oxford submissions to these NERC Standard Grant rounds must be approved internally in the University before submission to NERC.


Stage Date
Expression of interest deadline (within department) Wednesday 28 March 2018
Intention to submit deadline Friday 6 April 2018
Submission to Oxford panel deadline Monday 16 April 2018, 4pm
Moderating panel meetings 1–11 May 2018
All revised shortlisted applications to be sent to Zoë Lee (Research Services) for circulation to decision panel Tuesday 5 June 2018 (noon)
Decision panel meeting w/c 11 June 2018
Research Services deadline Tuesday 10 July 2018 (5pm)
NERC deadline Tuesday 17 July 2018 (4pm)


Full details and guidance

For any queries relating to the application process for this scheme, please contact Zoë Lee or the relevant panel contact (as listed in the guidance).