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Gateway to International opportunities

​UUKi 'Gateway to International opportunities' is a regularly updated​ depository of international opportunities aimed at UK based researchers.

How to use the Gateway:
Opportunities can be filtered by scheme, main theme and region and/or ordered 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). 

Short description
The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research, centred around innovative healthcare technologies, to tackle the challenges faced by developing countries. Proposals must address one of the following two priority areas to be considered through this call: Low cost, rapid, point of care imaging and diagnostic technologies; Affordable prosthetics and orthotics​.​​​​

The overarching driver of this proposed partnership building activity is to build inter-disciplinary research capacity and capability and support research innovation by bringing together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries with arts and humanities research expertise in understanding of issues such as human behaviours, local knowledges, cultural dynamics, community engagement and trust and to build and strengthen international research collaboration and partnerships.

Research councils joint grantsHealth

This call for proposals seeks to provide the research evidence needed to effect real and practical changes to improve adolescent health in Low and Middle Income Countries.​​​

EPSRS grants​Engineering
​Overseas Travel Grants (OTGs) provide funding for international travel and subsistence to study new techniques at recognised centres outside the UK, and for travel to start or develop international collaborations. Centre visits may be to overseas universities or industrial organisations.
Royal Society grantsLife Sciences

​This  scheme is for scientists based in the UK who want to stimulate new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.​

​Wellcome Trust​ AwardsHealth

Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.​ You can apply for a Collaborative Award if you have a team of two to six principal applicants. Each applicant should have a good track record in their area of research, relative to their career stage.​

Japanese Society for the Promotion of ScienceInterdisciplinary

​This Programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for pre- and post-doctoral 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​

ESRC grantsInterdisciplinary

​This opportunity allow US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process, and thus, reduce the barriers to working internationally currently encountered by researchers. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas at the intersection of NSF/SBE and RCUK remits.​

ESRC grantsSocial Sciences
Four European funding organisations are participating in the fifth ORA call: ANR, France; DFG, Germany; NWO, Netherlands; and ESRC, UK. JSPS, the Japanese core national funding organisation, will collaborate with ORA as an associate partner.

Open Research Area05/07/2017

​​​This call will support three to four truly interdisciplinary teams conducting high quality innovative research to better understand the challenge posed by ABR in LMICs. It is anticipated that the research supported will help build capacity in this area of research, both in the UK and in partner countries.​