This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
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The aim of this programme is to support and fund research into basic biological mechanisms or technologies relevant to human health and disease, including understanding the aetiology of disease and developing treatments.
Impact acceleration accounts (IAAs) are strategic awards providing funding to research organisations to use creatively for a wide range of impact activities.
The aim of this programme is to speed up the transition from discovery research to translational development projects. It will do this by funding preliminary work to establish the viability of an approach and to rapidly de-risk projects across the whole translational pathway.
The aim of this programme is to enhance understanding of the coupled central Arctic climate system at a process level. This will enable improved sea ice forecasting, extended-range weather forecasting, climate projections and climate change assessment.
This initiative aims to support and develop research on multimorbidity, working closely with other research councils, funders and stakeholders to bring about advances in this complex multidisciplinary area.
The Museum, Galleries and Collections Fund provides funding support to higher education museums, galleries and collections so they can meet the costs of serving the wider research community beyond their own institutions.
Sound (including music and other natural and artificial sounds, except speech) and its intersection with computer science.
The aim of this programme is to support high quality and collaborative research into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME/CFS, a complex and serious debilitating medical condition with a diverse range of symptoms.
The exploration of computational techniques to learn, understand and produce human language content.
Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) are a European Commission (EC) initiative to support intergovernmental collaborations to tackle grand societal challenges beyond a national level. They support European and wider coordination of national and regional research programmes and pooling of resources.
This research area supports collaborative research into neurodegenerative diseases, with the ultimate aim of developing risk reduction strategies for the future.
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