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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 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
GACD: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer Funding

MRC, NIHR, GACD​

Health, cancer research
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), are seeking to generate new knowledge on interventions and their implementation for the prevention of cancer in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Collectively the MRC and NIHR will invest up to £6 million to fund several awards.​
LMICs
30-Jul-2020
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
UK-Japan Civil Nuclear Research Programme`

​EPSRC, MEXT, NSRA

Nuclear engineering, environment

​EPSRC, in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Sport, Culture and Technology (MEXT) and the Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA), seek collaborative research applications with UK and Japan-based principal investigators in the removal of fuel debris and environmental safety around reactor core decommissioning of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), and Sellafield's decommissioning challenges. 

Japan
15-Jul-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
UK Canada Quantum Technology Programme

​NSERC, Innovate UK

Quantum technologies
NSERC, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, will work with Innovate UK to invest up to £2 million in innovation projects. These will be to advance the development and application of quantum technologies. Research organisations cannot lead alone, but can apply as part of a consortium. 


Canada
29-Jul-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