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Gateway to international opportunities

​The 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:
You can search for relevant funding opportunities by including keywords in the 'Search the Gateway' search function. Entries can also 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 in the "Call" column (you will be redirected to the call's webpage). 

 
  
Funder(s)
Call
  
Short description
  
  
Newton Fund

​BEIS

Multiple 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 Fund

​BEIS

Multiple 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 UKRI.​​

LMIC
Knowledge Frontiers

​British Academy

Interdisciplinary

​The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience.

Worldwide
23-Oct-2019
BBSRC-FAPESP

BBSRC, FAPESP, UKRI 

Multiple disciplines

UK Research and Innovation and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.

Brazil
02-Oct-2019
Research Development Awards

​Wellcome 

 Health-related Humanities, Social Sciences, Bioethics

​These awards are for groups of researchers who want the time and resources to shape the direction of their future work. The development programmes will lay the foundation for research that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries.

Worldwide
03-Mar-2020
International Exchange Programmes

​Wellcome

Multiple disciplines

​This funding enables researchers to run international exchange programmes. The exchanges will help to transform careers and shape the direction of future research.

Worldwide
03-Mar-2020
Joint Health Trials

​DFID, NIHR, MRC, Wellcome

Infections and immunity; Molecular and cellular medicine; Population and systems medicine; Neurosciences and mental health; Translation; Global health; Methodology; Public health

​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. The scheme is focused on late-stage clinical and health intervention trials evaluating efficacy and effectiveness.

LMICs
17-Oct-2019
Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)

​UKRI, MRC, ESRC, NSFC

Ageing, Health

The call invites high quality proposals between researchers in the UK and China which aim to enhance the evidence base on understanding and addressing health and social challenges facing ageing societies through interdisciplinary collaborations. Intentions to submit by 18 September.

China
17-Oct-2019
Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)

​UKRI, NHMRC

Health

​This scheme will provide funding for approximately five collaborative research projects focused on improving population health through the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) associated with the built environment.

Australia
15-Oct-2019
Arctic Office Bursaries

​NERC

Arctic science

​The Programme provides bursaries of up to £7,000 to support new active engagement with Russia-based researchers in the Russian Arctic and High North before the end of March 2020

Russia
27-Sep-2019
Royal Society International Exchanges 2019 Cost Share Scheme

​Royal Society

Chemistry

The International Exchanges Scheme is designed to offer a flexible platform for UK based scientists to interact with the best scientists around the world. Funds for a contribution towards travel, subsistence and research expenses can be requested for either a one-off short visit to explore opportunities for building lasting networks or for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations.

China, Japan, Taiwan
25-Sep-2019
Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)

​AHRC

Creative industries

​The aim of the programme is to enable a rapid scaling-up of engagements between the UK and China - with a specific focus on Shanghai as China’s cultural and creative industries powerhouse. Funding up to a maximum of £500k is available per project on the UK side on a full economic cost (fEC) basis.

China
24-Oct-2019
Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)

​NERC, DBT

Interdisciplinary

​This programme aims to support new research to inform the development of strategies to limit environmental contamination by antimicrobial waste from pharmaceutical manufacturing, with the ultimate aim to contribute to global efforts to contain antimicrobial resistant infections of humans and animals. Applicants can request up to £800,000 (80% FEC) for the UK component of a project.

India
14-Oct-2019
​BBSRC International Partnering Awards

​BBSRC

Bioscience

The purpose of the Partnering Awards is to provide pump-priming funds for building new links with overseas scientists which will add value to existing BBSRC funded research grants. Typically around £50,000 is available over a 4 year period

Multiple
14-Nov-2019