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Gateway to international opportunities

​UUKi 'Gateway to international opportunities' is a regularly updated​ depository of funding opportunities for international research collaboration and knowledge exchange, aimed at UK based researchers/institutions.
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). 
Short description
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
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.​​​

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.

Wellcome Trust grantsHumanities and Social Sciences

Wellcome Trust​​ 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.​

Wellcome Trust grantsLongitudinal population studies (LPS)
Wellcome Trust's Longitudinal Population Study Grants provide support for researchers who want to establish or maintain longitudinal population studies (LPS) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.
African Research Leader awardsBiomedical and Health research areas

​This scheme, managed by MRC and DFID, aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The individual scientific partnership between the ARL candidate and the UK principal investigator must be underpinned either by an established track record of partnership at the institutional level or a clear plan for developing and sustaining long-term cross-institutional collaboration.​

Sub-Saharan African countries
ESRC Centres CompetitionAny major social and economic topic

​ESRC Centres Competition​ will fund research centres aimed at experienced research leaders who require longer-term or extended support for research groups, inter-institutional research networks, project-linked programmes, medium-to-large surveys, other infrastructure or methodological developments, or any related larger-scale projects. International collaboration is encouraged in the form of co-investigators, but may also involve partnerships to develop international datasets, promote knowledge exchange and international impact, and enhance social science c​onceptual development on an international scale. ​​

EPSRCEngineering and Physical Sciences

​This call is the pilot phase for a new EPSRC funding initiative which aims to provide opportunities for leading UK research groups to work in partnership with the best international researchers. 

Global Challenges Research FundMultiple disciplines

​The Academy of Medical Sciences launches the second call for applications for GCRF Networking Grant applications. The scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networ​king events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. 

ESRC - Knowledge Synthesis GrantsTrade relations

SSHRC in Canada, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom, have launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships, in a post-Brexit context.