Monday, May 7, 2012


date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 09:20:25 +0000
from: Meric Srokosz <>
subject: International Opportunities Fund for NERC Programmes: First Call

Dear all - NERC has provide an opportunity to bid for money for
international collaborative activities associated with NERC programmes
like RAPID (see below and attached).

Only one bid per programme can go forward and the time scale is short
(full bid by 8th March). For RAPID I propose that anyone eligible to bid
into this (NERC eligibility rules apply, and Science Coordinator is excluded
from bidding) write a brief case (300 words max, plus approx. costs)
and submit this to the chair of the RAPID Steering Committee (Lloyd
Keigwin, copied to Christine Gommenginger (as
I am away from 23rd Jan until 7th March; Lloyd will
then decide which bid can go forward as a full bid from RAPID.

In order to make this work, I suggest that outline bids be with Lloyd and
Christine by Tuesday 25th Jan, and you will be informed of a decision by
7th Feb, thus leaving a month to prepare the full bid.

Please note that the key objective is "To deliver high impact, international
actions & activities aligned to NERC's ... Directed Programmes" so any
bid must be RAPID relevant. Additionally, a key assessment criterion is
"The value added to the NERC Programme by development of this specific
international dimension."

The money available is NOT for research, but for things like meetings,
exchange of scientists,etc...

The time scale is short and not of my choosing, but this is another opportunity
to bid for money that can develop RAPID internationally.


>Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 18:29:53 +0000
>From: "Lesley Aspinall" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: International Opportunities Fund for NERC Programmes: First
> Call
>To: Directors NERC Research and Collaborative Centres
> Chairs NERC Directed Programme Steering Committees
> NERC Programme Science Co-ordinators
>Closing date for submission of proposals : 8th March 2005
>Please find attached covering letter and Announcement of Opportunity
>with respect to a new NERC Funding Initiative: "the International
>Opportunities Fund for NERC Programmes".
>Full details of the background and objectives of the Programmes'
>International Opportunities Fund are provided in the attached "Call for
>Proposals" together with application procedures and guidance notes.
>For clarification please also find attached spreadsheet listing
>anticipated contacts for each Directed Programme, Research &
>Collaborative Centre as some recipients of this e-mail may have
>responsibilities or links with more than one NERC Programme etc.
>Should you have any queries or wish to discuss any aspect of the new
>scheme in more detail please contact either Lesley Aspinall
>( Tel: 01793 411536) or Zena Davis (
>Tel:01793 442614) in the NERC International Strategy Group. This is a
>new and slightly unusual funding initiative and it may therefore be
>helpful to discuss any queries at an early stage of proposal
>development. We look forward to hearing from you.
>With very best wishes for the New Year ahead.
>Lesley Aspinall
>International Strategy Group
>Science and Innovation Programmes
>Natural Environment Research Council
>Polaris House
>North Star Avenue
>SN2 1EU


Dr. Meric Srokosz, Room 254/43,Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC)
Empress Dock, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
Tel:+44-(0)23-80596414 (direct line); Fax: +44-(0)23-80596400
e-mail: or

Science Coordinator NERC Rapid Climate Change Programme

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