Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries
Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8M - £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018.
Newton Fund opportunities (various)
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.
GCRF Research Councils calls (various)
Link to all open GCRF calls led by one or more of the UK's Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC)
Institutional Links Grants (UK and Russia)
British Council Institutional Links grants provide funding for collaborations between the UK and Russia to:
• Initiate new research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments,
and institutions in Russia and the UK
• Develop existing collaborations at group, departmental, and institutional level
Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants
The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society invites applications to this new scheme for grants of up to £25,000 to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges.
Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 8
The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries. This is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust.
Collaborative Awards in Science
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.
Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme
Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments - Announcement of Opportunity
NERC, DFID and ESRC invite proposals to address the topic "building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments". Funding is available to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.
Science Collaboration Symposium (UK and Gulf Countries)
The UK Government’s Gulf Science Innovation Knowledge Economy Programme is organising a symposium that will focus on seeking to support and address priority
areas for cyber security related to the national visions of the Gulf countries, in order to promote research
and development in the following areas: Protection of Critical National Information & Infrastructure; Protection of big data; Cyber security as it relates to the internet of things
Higher Education Links call
The Royal Society International Exchanges 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. Different countries of focus and deadlines apply. Standard round: Travel to/from all countries outside the UK (17 October 2017); The Royal Society/Royal Society of Chemistry award: travel to/from Sub-Saharan Africa (17 October 2017); The Royal Society-CNR International Exchanges Award: travel to/from Italy (17 October 2017); Cost share China (13 October 2017); Cost share Japan (10 October 2017); Cost share Taiwan (10 October 2017)