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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.​​

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. 

Nahrein Network Research Grant AwardsThe sustainable development of antiquity, heritage and the humanities in the post-conflict Middle East

​The AHRC GCRF-funded Nahrein Network welcomes applications for its Research Grant Awards support collaborations between Iraqi and UK organisations to produce interdisciplinary research on themes relating to one or more of the Nahrein Network’s five aims. They provide up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to 18 months. The deadlines for this year's proposals are 15 May and 15 December 2018.

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund Any science area within NERC remit

​NERC is inviting proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund (GPSF). The Fund allows UK environmental science researchers to forge new partnerships and networks with the best international researchers wherever they are located and seed collaborations that will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the grant.

DFID and BMGFFood safety

​The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are seeking applications to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in sustainable, nutritious food systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Institutional Links GrantsMultiple disciplines

​​British Council Institutional Links provides small-scale seed funding from the UK Government for collaborations between the UK and the Gulf.The Institutional Links programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up oppo​rtunities for sustainable, solution-orientated collaborations between research groups.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE
Researcher Links Workshop GrantsAll natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Clinical research is excluded.

​​British Council Researcher Links Workshops aim to bring​ together early career researchers from the UK and Russia to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Applications are made on a bilateral basis by senior researchers. Once funded, grants are available for early career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop​ to attend.

British Academy - GCRFHumanities and Social Sciences

​This programme funds excellent, policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the UK’s Aid Strategy. Projects must demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understandings, developing ground-breaking research and energising innovative research collaborations in the humanities and the social sciences, particularly with partners in the Global South, related to one or more of the sub-themes a) Heritage, b) Dignity and c) Violence.