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UK-Canada quantum for science research collaborations

This funding opportunity is open to researchers from the UK and Canada to collaborate on the following topics:

  • quantum sensors and detectors
  • quantum communications

Project leads must be based at research organisations eligible to receive STFC and NSERC funding respectively.

Pre-announcement: Africa-UK physics partnership collaborative research projects

Apply for funding to collaborate with researchers in Africa supporting physics-led projects on climate, energy and fundamental physics for the African economy.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for STFC funding and have a project co-lead based in an eligible African country.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 2024

STFC is offering up to 10 Ernest Rutherford Fellowships to outstanding researchers at an early stage of their career. The aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme.

PATT travel grants for competitively awarded observation time 2024

You can apply for travel and subsistence in support of competitively awarded science observation time at astronomy facilities available to the UK research community.

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

Pre-announcement: UKRI cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme: round 2

Apply for funding for breakthrough or disruptive interdisciplinary ideas that transcend, combine or significantly span disciplines that are not routinely funded through existing UKRI responsive mode schemes.

Project leads must be based at an organisation eligible for UKRI research council funding.

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.

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