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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 National Academies


​The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. 

Global Maternal and Neonatal Health 2019



​The purpose of the GCRF call is to address the burden of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries (LMICs), by funding high-quality proposals across the spectrum of basic to applied research

Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT)


Mental Health

​RIGHT Call 2 is accepting Stage 1 applications in mental health research in ODA-eligible countries; to support applied research on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve outcomes for those affected by mental health issues

Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund


Environmental science

​The fund allows UK environmental science researchers to forge new partnerships and networks with the best international researchers wherever they are located and seed collaborations that will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the grant. Awards can be up to a maximum of £100k (100% FEC) over two years

Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)



This initiative will provide funding for one high-quality collaborative research consortium focusing on multi-omics based research for precision medicine. In total, up to approximately £9 million will be made available for this initiative: up to £2 million of MRC funding in support of the UK component; and up to approximately £7 million from MSIT/NRF in support of the Korean component

South Korea
Fund for International Collaboration (FIC)

Belmont Forum partner organisations inc. NERC, MRC, ESRC​

Climate, Environment and Health

A total of 12 Belmont Forum partner organisations (including NERC, MRC and ESRC) from eight countries are participating in a call for multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research proposals to improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment, and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges. Proposals must be eligible to receive funding from at least three participating Partner Organisations established in three different countries.

Chinese Taipei, Cote d'Ivoire, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, USA