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NERC’s funding is getting simpler and better

Schemes for curiosity-driven work will have more money and less bureaucracy, says Susan Waldron

The Natural Environment Research Council has funded curiosity-driven, innovative and groundbreaking science for more than 50 years. We have always challenged ourselves and our community to push the boundaries of understanding—investing in research, talent and facilities throughout the UK and abroad.

The Discovery Science portfolio lies at the heart of this mission. As the research sector changes, we must ensure that this funding portfolio continues to empower researchers.

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