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Stage 4 - Sustainable interactions

Mechanisms for supporting transnational research vary according to, for example, the priority of the research for one or both partners and/or the maturity of the relationship between partner country organisations. Where research is inherently international the funding for international collaboration is embedded in the activities of programmes, often within the UK contribution to specific multilateral organisations.

Schemes offered by the UK Research and Innovation Councils include:

AHRC

International Co-Investigator

Worldwide

AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC

AHRC Collaborative Funding Opportunity with NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences

ESRC Collaborative Funding Opportunity with NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences

BBSRC Collaborative Funding Opportunity with NSF’s Directorate for Biological Sciences

EPSRC Collaborative Funding Opportunity with NSF’s Directorate of Engineering (ENG)

NERC Collaborative Funding Opportunity with NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences and Division of environmental biology

USA 

BBSRC

Responsive Mode Research Grants

Worldwide

BBSRC

BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

Human Frontiers Science Program Long Term Fellowships

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

Human Frontiers Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

Human Frontier Science Program Grants

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigators Grants

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Fellowships

Worldwide

EPSRC

Responsive Mode Research Grants

Worldwide

EPSRC

New Investigator Award

Worldwide

ESRC

Inclusion of International Co-Investigators on ESRC Proposals

Worldwide

ESRC

ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation)

Worldwide

EPSRC

Platform Grants

Worldwide

MRC

Inclusion of overseas co-applicants and collaborators on MRC Grants

Worldwide

Note that funds to support larger research projects may also be requested by submitting a grant proposal through responsive mode.

Where appropriate, NERC's Research Programmes issue Announcements of Opportunity in partnership with overseas funding agencies, providing further opportunities for collaborative working. A list of current NERC funding opportunities is available.