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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 Fund


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


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.​​

UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities



The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) invite proposals with a view to bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany to conduct outstanding joint UK-German research projects.​

MRC Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 9

​DFID, MRC, NIHR, Wellcome

Health; medical sciences

​The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellcome launch of the ninth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.

International Investment Initiative (i3)

​Research England

Any discipline

Research England has launched a new, competitive, £4m fund designed to help English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) expand their existing research collaborations with universities and research organisations outside of the UK. Up to £500,000 may be applied for, to be allocated over up to five years (AY 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 22/23, 23/24).​

Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP)


Societal transformations

​The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) is a collaboration among key humanities and social science funders in Europe and the Americas. The UK funding bodies are the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), who are making a total of £1.5 million available for this activity.

Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands
Preparatory Fellowships



​The AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme

Sub-Saharan Africa
UKIERI-DST Research and Innovation Partnerships

​British Council, DST

Cyber, Waste Management

​Applications are invited from India and UK Higher Education Institutions to apply for Research Grants under UKIERI-DST Research Partnerships 2018-19. 

UK-Korea Partnering Awards


Interdisciplinary projects encouraged

​The MRC and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) relaunch the UK-Korea Partnering Awards scheme, aimed at fostering links between researchers in the UK and in Korea

South Korea
​Weizmann UK Making Connections

​Weizmann Institute


​The purpose of this programme is to establish scientific cooperation between Weizmann and UK scientists by providing seed funds to initiate research ties that will later enable joint applications to international programmes but not to support existing collaborations

UK-Korea Dementia Research Call 2019



​This initiative will provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects focused on addressing the global challenge of dementia. In total, up to £1.35 million will be made available for this initiative

South Korea
WISER programme

​MET Office, DFID


​Development of African academic and research capacity to facilitate the integration of local knowledge and terminology, including indigenous knowledge, into weather information and warnings in the Lake Victoria Basin

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda