How to use the Gateway:
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).
Newton Fund calls (various)
Various calls opening throughout the year with funding activities including capacity building, fellowships, mobility schemes, research collaborations, and innovation partnerships to develop innovative solutions to development issues for Newton partner countries.
GCRF 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) or UKRI.
Horizon Europe calls (various)
Link to all open Horizon Europe calls.
Participate in an ongoing COST Action
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions calls (various)
Senior Research Fellowships
Senior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who are emerging as global leaders in their field and want to tackle the most important questions in science. You can apply if you're already leading your own independent research programme and you are an emerging global leader in your field. Your host organisation must be located in either the UK, Republic of Ireland, or a low- or middle-income country apart from mainland China.
University Awards in Humanities and Social Science
Polish Academy of Sciences, British Academy
Knowledge Frontiers Symposium
The British Academy and the Polish Academy of Sciences invite applications from early
career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to participate in a virtual
Knowledge Frontiers Symposium on the broad theme of Just Transitions. The Symposium will encompass a range of virtual research activities that will facilitate
cross-disciplinary and international discussion, networking, knowledge exchange, and
cooperation, and aims to encourage international engagement between
early career researchers based in Poland and in the United Kingdom.
The Wohl Clean Growth Alliance
The Wohl Alliance is a new
initiative funded by the Wohl Legacy and managed by the British Council
together with the UK Science and Innovation Network in Israel, in partnership
with the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. The Wohl Alliance
aims to further research-linked cooperation between the UK and Israel in areas
of clean growth linked to food, water and energy. The Wohl Alliance will offer grants
of up to £20,000 to help form, maintain, enlarge and promote such collaboration.
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme - Funding opportunities
Civil nuclear research with Japan: phase 8
ESRC, AHRC, 15 International Funders
Recovery, renewal and resilience in a post-pandemic world
ESRC, AHRC, JSPS
Addressing COVID-19 challenges with Japanese researchers
UK-US new directions for digital scholarship in cultural institutions: level one
UK-US new directions for digital scholarship in cultural institutions: level two
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund large-scale projects that aim to advance digital scholarship in cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries and archives. You must focus on: organising, creating and interrogating all collection types, evolving institutions to face the 21st century, and/or fostering digitally enabled equitable participation. Your project team must be a US-UK collaboration and last up to 36 months. You can apply for up to £250,000.
BBSRC, European and international funders through the European Joint Programme on Soil (EJP SOIL)
Collaborating for healthy, resilient and sustainable agricultural soils
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will fund research on agricultural soils. Your project can focus on one of the following: soil biodiversity: status and role in ecosystem services, or soil improvements: site-specific or landscape-scale ways to improve sustainability, resilience, health and productivity of soils. The full economic cost (fEC) of your project can be between £62,500 and £625,000. BBSRC will fund 80% of this.
Global Health Policy and Systems Research - Researcher-led call
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)'s Global Health Policy and Systems Research programme supports development of equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers, who together engage stakeholders to identify and address priorities for research in health policy and health systems. Research projects are expected to promote universal health coverage and support meeting UN SDG 3: ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Consortia will include two Joint Leads (LMIC/LMIC or LMIC/UK institutions) and up to an additional three research institutions in LMICs.
GBSF Regular Grants
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF)’s aim is to develop good relations between the UK and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other’s culture, society and achievements. It seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for 'pump-priming' activities in multiple disciplines. GBSF also offer limited travel grants to a maximum of £2,000 to PhD students wishing to travel to Japan for dissertation research or to complete fieldwork.
GBSF Butterfield Awards
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF)'s Butterfield Awards facilitate exploratory exchanges and collaborations between professionals in Japan and the UK, and the investigation of scientific, clinical, social and economic aspects of medicine in which Japanese and British researchers, practitioners, policy makers, managers and voluntary sector workers may learn from each other. The grants may be used for travel expenses or to contribute to other costs as appropriate. A small number of awards of around £5,000 are offered annually. Proposals for continuous funding of up to £5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years are acceptable. Applications for smaller – and, exceptionally, larger – sums can be considered.
Wellcome Workplace Mental Health 2021 Request for Proposals
This Request for Proposals seeks to commission up to 20
teams to undertake a review and interpretation of the evidence (“insight analysis”)
into one promising approach for preventing or addressing mental health problems in
the workplace. The commission will be undertaken between October 2021 and March 2022
and the maximum cost permissible for each review is £45,000 (exclusive of VAT). Wellcome also wish to fund a minimum of five projects where the Lead and Lead’s
organisation are based in low- and middle-income countries.
AHRC Follow-on fund: creative economy for sustainable development
Reducing plastics pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
2021 Second Call for Research Proposals
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) invites researchers and scientists from the Kuwaiti Research & Higher Education sector to apply for funding in the domains of Health and Infrastructure & Urban Development. Collaborative research with international academic and research institutions will be prioritized, conditional to a clear commitment from the international institute(s), or from the applicant's home institution, to cover the cost of the international counterpart.
ITK, UKRI, POLAR, NRC, PARKS, FRQ
Understanding environmental change in Inuit Nunangat
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada (PARKS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ) are calling for for Research Proposals in support of key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, as well as impacts on Inuit and community health and well-being. Your project must include an Inuk, Inuit organisation or community representative involved as either principal or co-investigator.