NERC invites the research community to submit Statements of Community Need for facilities that are essential to the delivery of environmental science looking forward over the next five to ten years. Only those ideas submitted to NERC via this opportunity will be considered for inclusion in the future portfolio. Such a portfolio may include new facilities, current facilities or an evolution of current facilities to provide new or enhanced capability. Statements of Community Need must be led by an individual but be co-created by a research community.
We recommend that you type the answers into a word document first, and then copy and paste into this survey when ready. Please note that question 8 asks for an attachment to be uploaded. During this assessment process, the panel will not be obliged to read any embedded links, therefore we recommend that these are not included.
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Further information on this Statement of Community Need call can be found on the UKRI Funder Finder website (https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/nerc-scientific-support-and-facilities/).
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FORM UPDATED 21.04.2021, Question 8 changed from 'those directly involved in writing the statement of need' to 'community signatories to help demonstrate breadth of engagement and community need'. Question 15 added for listing co-authors.
FORM UPDATED 18.05.2021, Question 8 clarified to state that physical signatures are not required, NERC requires a list of community members engaged.