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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). 

 
  
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Call
  
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Newton Fund

​BEIS

Multiple disciplines

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.​​​​

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.​​

LMICs
Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

​UKRI, NIHR

Global health

​Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps.  The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.

LMICs
28-Sep-2020
Fund for International Collaboration

AHRC

Digital humanities
This programme aims to advance digital scholarship in cultural heritage organisations such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives. Funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will support collaborative teams in the UK and US that have the potential to deliver a transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions, bringing new approaches to the ways in which culture and heritage can be experienced by global audiences, opening new research frontiers and questions and advancing collections-based research methods for the 21st century.


USA
18-Aug-2020
EUREKA GlobalStars

EUREKA, Innovate UK

Multiple disciplines

​Participants from Singapore and the respective Eureka member countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential. The lead partner must be a UK business but UK research organisations can join a consortium bid.

Singapore
15-Oct-2020
International Challenges

​British Academy

Any discipline within the Social Sciences and Humanities

​The intersection between technology, nature and humanity is key to many of our most pressing international challenges, from climate change and ecosystem disruption, to migration and sustainable population growth, to the role and understanding of new technologies in society. The British Academy welcomes proposals for projects which bring together new knowledge collaborations to address issues facing individuals, communities and societies. Applications may consider how nature and technology are understood across different societies, and how this understanding is embedded in culture, historical practice, and social infrastructures.

Worldwide
21-Oct-2020
EUREKA GlobalStars

​EUREKA, Innovate UK 

Multiple disciplines

​Participants from Japan and the respective Eureka member countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential. The lead partner must be a UK business but UK research organisations can join a consortium bid.

Japan
10-Sep-2020
EUREKA Network Projects

​EUREKA, Innovate UK

Digital health and healthy ageing
Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the following thematic domains: development of digital health tools and smart devices to promote healthy ageing. The lead partner must be a UK business but UK research organisations can join a consortium bid.



Europe, Canada
05-Aug-2020
International Centre-to-Centre Research Collaborations

​EPSRC

Multiple disciplines

​This call is the second round of a new EPSRC funding initiative which aims to provide opportunities for leading UK research groups to work in partnership with the best international researchers, with projects to start from summer 2021 onwards. To be eligible, applicant teams must hold at least one strategic research grant from EPSRC or a portfolio of EPSRC grants of at least £3 million (with exceptions for some of the fundamental areas of research within EPSRC’s remit), in each case with grant end dates after 8 September 2020.

Worldwide
08-Sep-2020
Joint Global Health Trials

​MRC

Global health

​This scheme seeks to support research that addresses the health problems affecting low and middle income countries (LMICs) by funding definitive trials that are likely to produce implementable and generalisable results to change policy and practice.

LMICs
08-Oct-2020
African Research Leader awards

​MRC, DFID

Global health

​This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme 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 African Research Leader (ARL; PI) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner (i.e. the UK Co-Investigator; Co-I).

Sub-Saharan Africa
08-Sep-2020
Energy Catalyst

​Innovate UK

Renewable energy

​Organisations - including academic organisations - can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia.

Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia
16-Sep-2020
Energy Catalyst

​Innovate UK

Renewable energy

​Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Academic institutions cannot lead alone, but can apply as part of a consortium. 

Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia
16-Sep-2020
Energy Catalyst

​Innovate UK

Renewable energy

​Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Academic institutions cannot lead alone, but can apply as part of a consortium. 

Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia
16-Sep-2020
The Applied Global Health Research Board

​MRC

Global health
The Applied Global Health Research Board invites applications from investigators based in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and from investigators based in the UK. Research must have a direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in LMICs.



LMICs
13-Oct-2020
IRMSDP

​ARMA

Multiple disciplines

​The African Academy of Sciences and Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) UK are launching the International Research Management Staff Development Programme (IRMSDP) to contribute to the strand on developing individual capacity of research management staff. The programme is focusing on knowledge sharing and the development of tools and resources, created by teams consisting of research management professionals from across Africa and the UK.

Africa
10-Aug-2020
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID)

UKRI, NSF, NIH, USDA, BSF, NSFC

Ecology, global health

The funders are pleased to announce a call for international partnerships involving researchers from the UK, US, China and/or Israel. The funders wish to encourage high quality, innovative research conducted by transdisciplinary teams of researchers on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases of animals, humans and plants. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics.

US, China, Israel
18-Nov-2020
​Food Security Call

​QNRF, MME

Food security

​The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), has launched the second cycle of the joint call on Food Security Call. This call aims to foster the development of productive and sustainable food systems that increase food security, enhance nutrition and strengthen resilience.

Qatar
20-Oct-2020