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Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships help businesses to partner with an academic organisation, research organisation or a Catapult, to employ a graduate with the skills and knowledge that can help the business to innovate and grow.

Return to research support bursary

You can apply for this bursary if you are a researcher looking to return to an academic research career after a break of two or more years.

You can get funding of up to £2,500 for no more than six months to support you in developing a proposal suitable for submission to the STFC fellowship scheme.

Daphne Jackson fellowship

These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break. Fellowships combine a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project. They are flexible, usually lasting two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent, although some UKRI funders may award longer.

Funding large or complex scientific projects

Apply for funding to develop a large or complex scientific project.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding.

Your project must be focused on one of the following:

  • particle physics
  • nuclear physics
  • astronomy
  • particle astrophysics
  • accelerator physics
  • computing for physics.

Collaborate with researchers in Brazil

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and FAPESP’s lead agency agreement allows UKRI to assess joint applications from eligible UK and Brazil-based researchers from the state of São Paulo on behalf of both organisations.

UKRI and FAPESP will co-fund applications submitted to responsive mode funding opportunities via selected funding opportunities.

Collaborate with researchers in Luxembourg

UKRI and FNR have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable and support applications between researchers in the UK and Luxembourg. UKRI will fund the UK component and FNR will fund the Luxembourg component of the application.

Conditions will differ depending on the funding opportunity.

PATT travel claim for competitively awarded observation time

Claim back travel and subsistence costs when visiting an astronomy telescope. The visit must be for competitively awarded science observation time.

You must be a UK-based researcher at an eligible UK institution.

You must not already hold or have access to a travel grant from the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time (PATT).

Gravitational Waves consolidated grants: 2024

Apply for funding to support gravitational waves research.

Proposals must meet STFC’s particle astrophysics gravitational waves remit.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for STFC funding.

Early stage research and development scheme 2024

Apply for funding to commercialise your technology or science developed from the STFC particle physics, astronomy and nuclear physics (PPAN) community.

The STFC early stage research and development scheme aims to support the PPAN community to develop technology and science towards commercialisation.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for STFC funding.

UKRI Digital Research Technical Professional Skills NetworkPlus

Apply for funding for a Digital Research Technical Professional (RTP) Skills NetworkPlus which brings together disciplines, sectors and domains to address cross-cutting challenges related to digital RTP skills and careers.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding.

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