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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. 

Current calls

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

The UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world class. 

  • Expression of interest closes 7 June 2018
  • Je-S application deadline 3 July 2018

Strength in Places Fund

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth.

  • Closing date 25 July 2018

Artificial Intelligence, Centres for Doctoral Training

UKRI invited outline proposals for 10 – 20 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) to support research training relevant to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Bids were welcomed and encouraged from eligible institutions that addressed training needs in AI challenges. This investment represents an exciting opportunity for highly multidisciplinary doctoral research training in an area of key importance to the UK.

  • Deadline for full proposals, 31 July 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. Open calls can be found here.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is part of government’s Industrial Strategy, the long-term plan to raise productivity and earning power in the UK. The fund is a core pillar in the government’s commitment to increase funding in research and development by £4.7 billion over 4 years to strengthen UK science and business. 

Council funding opportunities

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For information on studentships please see our Skills section.