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Funding opportunities

We provide a range of funding opportunities to enable individuals and groups to pursue world-class research and innovation.

Here you can view the latest opportunities across our nine councils.

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AHRC

ECR Highlight Notice in the AHRC Leadership Fellowships scheme – 31/05/2018

GCRF highlight notice: Education in Conflict and Protracted Crises – 24/05/2018

Development through the Creative Economy in China – 26/04/2018

Ongoing:

Research Grants - Early Careers

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement

Research Networking

Research Grants - Standard Route

RCUK-NSF two way lead agency funding agreement

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Highlight notices

Leadership Fellows

Leadership Fellows - Early Career Researchers

BBSRC

Discovery Fellowships – 9/05/2018

David Phillips Fellowships – 9/05/2018

New Investigator Scheme – 24/04/2018

BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research – 24/04/2018

Industrial Partnership Awards (IPA) – 24/04/2018

Responsive mode application deadlines – 24/04/2018

'Stand-alone' LINK – 24/04/2018

Machine Learning to Generate New Biological Understanding 2018 – 24/04/2018

Enterprise Fellowships – 16/04/2018

ERA-HDHL Call for Transnational Research Proposals: "Nutrition & the Epigenome" – 12/04/2018

Follow-on Funding call – 11/04/2018

BBSRC-NRF Newton-Utafiti fund call in enhancing ruminant livestock productivity – 10/04/2018

Ongoing:

Professional Internships for PhD Students

Follow-on Funding Pathfinder call

Exploring Innovation Seminars

Returners to Research Fellowships

International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA)

EPSRC

Connected Nation Pioneers - 26/04/2018

Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Top-up of ARCHER resource on EPSRC grants (Spring 2018) - 10/04/2018

Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to ARCHER (Spring 2018) – 10/04/2018

Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Open Access to Tier 2 (Spring 2018) – 10/04/2018

Nuclear Consortia Follow-on Funding – 05/04/2018

Engineering Early Career Forum Call – 05/04/2018

ESRC

Open Large Grants Competition - 01/06/2018

Trust and Global Governance Large Grants – 01/06/2018

JPI Urban Europe-NSFC call: Sustainable and liveable cities and urban areas – 20/06/2018

RCUK-SBE lead agency agreement

Climate change network plus – 05/06/2018

Governance after Brexit programme – 02/05/2018 (small), 22/05/2018 (large)

Climate change centre – 15/05/2018

ESRC CONACYT Newton call for collaborative research: Smart Cities in Mexico – 03/05/2018 (UK), 04/05/2018 (Mexico)

UK-South Africa joint initiative on mental health – 02/05/2018

Ongoing:

New Investigator Grants

RCUK-FAPESP bilateral agreement

Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) - open call

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Research Grants

Research Seminars competition

Urgency Grants

Impact Acceleration Accounts

Innovate UK

Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund – 09/05/2018

Analysis for innovators round 2: brokerage – 04/04/2018

SBRI: automated pre-cleaning of surgical instruments – 16/05/2018

March 2018 sector competition: Open – 09/05/2018

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund expression of interest – 18/04/2018

Innovation loans: manufacturing and materials readiness – 02/05/2018

SBRI Glasgow: technology for monitoring risk management at home – 02/05/2018

Digital health technology catalyst round 2 – 18/04/2018

SBRI: point-of-use treatment for organic-rich surface water – 25/04/2018

Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D – 02/05/2018

MRC

2018 MRC-NIH Neurodegeneration Partnering Awards – 05/04/2018

Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF) opportunity: Apr 2018 – 05/04/2018

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Pre Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Apr 2018 – 05/04/2018

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Post Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Apr 2018 – 05/04/2018

Senior Clinical Fellowship (SCF) opportunity: April 2018 – 05/04/2018

Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative – 12/04/2018

Career Development Award (CDA): Apr 2018 – 25/04/2018

Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Apr 2018 – 25/04/2018

UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health – 02/05/2018

UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases – 09/05/2018

Health Systems Research Initiative call 5 – 05/06/2018

NERC

Scoping group for Earth system plastics – 04/04/2018

Scoping group for reducing uncertainty in climate sensitivity due to clouds – 04/04/2018

Call for Open Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships – 21/05/2018

Radioactivity & the Environment Knowledge Exchange Fellowship – 17/04/2018

SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Catalyst grants - Full proposal stage – 10/04/2018

National capability services & facilities commissioning - isotope and radiocarbon facility – 26/06/2018

Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity Announcement of Opportunity: China phase 2 – 25/04/2018

Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) – 16/05/2018

Independent Research Fellowships (opens 05/06/2018) – 02/10/2018

Research England

Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund - 17/07/2018

STFC

PPRP Round 3 2018 – 03/04/2018

PATT Travel Grants April 2018 – 11/04/2018

Spark Awards 2018A – 19/04/2018

Not open yet:

KE May 2018 – Opens 16/04/2018, closes 15/05/2018

PPRP Round 4 2018 – Opens 01/05/2018, closes 12/06/2018

Opportunities Call 2018 – Opens 10/04/2018, closes 12/06/2018

PPAN/EI Capital Call 2018 – Opens 10/04/2018, closes 12/06/2018

Ongoing:

Return to Research support bursary

Daphne Jackson Fellowship

UKRI

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships – 03/07/2018

Strength in Places Fund

UKRI stakeholder events focusing on place