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Gateway to international opportunities

​UUKi 'Gateway to international opportunities' is a regularly updated​ depository of international research collaboration opportunities aimed at UK based researchers.
How to use the Gateway:
Entries can be sorted alphabetically by scheme, call, theme and region and chronologically by deadline. To see the details a specific opportunity, please click on the link under the "Call" column (you will be redirected to the call's webpage). 
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Newton FundMultiple disciplines

Various calls opening throughout the year funding activities including: capacity building, fellowships and mobility schemes; research collaborations and innovation partnerships to develop innovative solutions to development issues for Newton partner countries.​​​​

Newton Fund partner countries
Bilateral BBSRC-FAPESPMultiple disciplines

BBSRC is accepting applications under the terms of the RCUK-FAPESP MoU​ for responsive mode grants. Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP

Global Challenges Research FundMultiple disciplines

Link to all open GCRF calls led by one or more of the UK's Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) ​​or RCUK.​​

Wellcome Trust grantsMultiple disciplines

​​Wellcome Trust​​ Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. It funds teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.​​​

Wellcome Trust grantsHealth

This progra​mme provides support for research institutes and humanitarian organisations that work in partnership to improve health outcomes in humanitarian crises. The programme is managed by ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) and is a partnership between DFID and the Wellcome Trust​

UKIERI programmeMultiple disciplines

UKIERI grants of up to £50,000 are available to support UK-India academic exchange and collaborative research costs. Funds can be used to support research staff and student mobility over a two year period. ​​​​​​​​​

British Academy grantsInternational architecture and beneficial ownership; Commodity trading; Integrity and systems of integrity management; Corruption

​The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers based anywhere in the world to develop interdisciplinary projects which enhance the development of more effective policies and interventions aimed at reducing corruption in developing countries.​

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR)Disaster risk management; Environmental resilience

​Outline proposals are invited for a catalyst grant call as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by DFID and NERC. SHEAR is a 5-year interdisciplinary programme funded by DFID and NERC to improve understanding and monitoring of disaster risk and generate more reliable natural hazard prediction across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.​​

Sub-Saharan Africa; South Asia
EqUIP: the EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and HumanitiesHumanities and Social Sciences

The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) has announced its first research funding call. The call aims to bring together a number of social science and humanities funders in India and Europe to support excellent and innovative research on sustainability, equity, well-being and cultural connections. The emphasis of the research will be on Indian and European dimensions, in both contemporary and historical contexts. The call is managed by ESRC in the UK.​

Bridging VoicesReligion in the public sphere

​The British Council USA, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, has announced the call for proposals for transatlantic academic coalitions to support the new phase of Bridging Voices. The Bridging Voices project seeks dynamic academic partnerships between US and UK universities to conduct research on the theme of “religion in the public sphere” and organize policy workshops exploring their new research with academics, policymakers, practitioners, young leaders and religious leaders in the field. 

Global Challenges Research FundEngineering

​The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched the "GCRF Africa Catalyst call: Capacity building of professional engineering institutes​". The aim of GCRF Africa Catalyst is to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa so that they can effectively promote the profession, share best practise and increase local engineering capacity, to help drive development. 

Sub-Saharan Africa
NIHR Global Health Research GroupsGlobal Health

Following the success of the 2016/17 call for Global Health Research Units and Groups,​ the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has issued a second call to commission internationally-outstanding applied global health research. Applications are welcomed from existing specialist academic groups who wish to expand into the field of global health. 

Daiwa Foundation AwardsAcademic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields

Daiwa Foundation offer awards of £7,000-£15,000 for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to work together  in the context of an institutional relationship.

JSPS London Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral FellowshipsMultiple disciplines

​This "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)" programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for pre and postdoctoral UK researchers and researchers from Europe, North America and Canada based in the UK to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions.