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.
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You can apply for standard research grants at any time in any area funded by EPSRC. We fund research into chemistry, engineering, information and communications technologies, materials, mathematical sciences and physics.
The UKRI-SBE lead agency opportunity allows UK and US-based researchers to submit a collaborative proposal that will go through a single review process. Grants are funded through existing funding programmes at the relevant lead agency.
You can apply to work with overseas researchers in Ireland, Luxembourg, Brazil and the US in areas funded by EPSRC. Collaborative work is governed by a series of agreements between UKRI and sister agencies in the partner countries.
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.
Individuals and research teams can apply for funding at any time to support standard research projects, large-scale surveys, infrastructure projects and methodological developments. Focus can be on any subject area or topic within ESRC’s remit. Social sciences must represent more than 50% of the focus and effort.
You can apply for research grants at any time in any area within the remit of BBSRC. BBSRC funds research in plants, microbes, animals (including humans), and the tools and technology underpinning biological research from the level of molecules and cells, to tissues, whole organisms, populations and landscapes.
If you are a UK-based researcher you can apply for funding to work with overseas researchers in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Collaborative work on any area of the social sciences is governed by an agreement between UKRI and FAPESP.
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.
You can apply for up to £35,000 over two years to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and São Paolo state in Brazil. The awards support the development of future applications within our remit under the UK Research and Innovation-São Paulo Research Foundation lead agency agreement.