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Future data services: pilots to enhance data services for the future

Apply for funding to develop and pilot new data service delivery solutions for:

  • federation of data services
  • data discovery using machine learning or other AI technologies
  • increasing skills capacity for data service professionals

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

The UKRI Ayrton challenge programme (outlines)

Apply for funding for interdisciplinary research projects aiming to drive forward the clean energy transition in developing countries and deliver real change in clean and just energy access.

Pre-announcement: Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9

Funding to support ambitious research and innovation across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s remit.

You must be an early career researcher or innovator who is either:

  • looking to establish or transition to independence
  • developing their own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting

Pre-announcement: ESRC postdoctoral fellowships

Apply for a postdoctoral fellowship to develop your career by consolidating your PhD through developing publications, your networks and your research and professional skills.

Fellowships must be held at a research organisation that is part of a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

International Fellowships for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers 2024

Apply to undertake a funded fellowship at an international cultural institution.

You must be either:

  • a PhD student currently funded by AHRC (or ESRC for specific opportunities)
  • an early career researcher based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding

ESRC responsive mode: research grants round two

This opportunity funds researcher-driven basic, applied, and strategic research from any disciplines and on any topics in ESRC’s remit, as long as the social sciences are more than 50% of the focus and effort.

You can be based at any eligible UK research organisation to apply for ESRC funding.

ESRC responsive mode: new investigator grants round two

This opportunity funds new researchers at the start of their careers to support them to become independent researchers through gaining experience of managing and leading research projects and teams.

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

ESRC responsive mode: working with Luxembourg researchers round two

This opportunity funds collaborative work with researchers in Luxembourg, governed by an agreement between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and FNR in Luxembourg.

You may submit collaborative research proposals in any area of social sciences within the remit of both ESRC and FNR.

ESRC responsive mode: secondary data analysis round two

Individuals and research teams can apply for funding to support high-impact, policy- and practitioner-relevant research through deeper exploitation of existing data resources from any disciplines and on any topics in ESRC’s remit.

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

ESRC responsive mode: UKRI-SBE lead agency opportunity round two

The UKRI-SBE lead agency funding 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 must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding.

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